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Followed A Rainbow, Found A New Fruit July 29, 2009

Posted by tkcollier in Enviroment, Food.

Jack Toftness was working in the family’s Tip Top orchard one rainy June morning five years ago. As he worked, he wept and talked to his granddaughter, Skylar Rae Toftness, who died of congenital heart failure just three months earlier, after living only 49 days.

The rain stopped and a rainbow appeared over the orchard planted on the rugged hills of Halverson Canyon, between Wenatchee and Mission Ridge. Toftness said he followed the rainbow to where he knew it would end. It was near an unusual tree that he had thought about cutting down because it didn’t look the same as the hundreds of Sweetheart cherries planted in the block two years before.

via The Wenatchee World Online – Out of grief, a new cherry is discovered.


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