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Q: Are Purple Wonder Strawberries GMO?
On June 6, 2012, Lucky asked:
Just recently I’ve purchased some Purple Wonder plants from Burpee, and i have one quick question: are they GMO’d??? Thanks!
Answer to: Are Purple Wonder Strawberries GMO?
Fortunately, Purple Wonder strawberries are NOT genetically-modified. They were selected in 1999 by Courtney Weber, a small fruits breeder at Cornell University, and released in March of this year (2012). Unlike some strawberries which are being modified for dubious purposes, you can consume these without any concerns of genetic tampering. For the full story on these, see the post on Purple Strawberries. And, for another unique non-GMO strawberry variety, check out this post: Pineberry Pineberries. Are purple strawberries GMO? Not yet!
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