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Minns GardenMinns Garden [CALS Notes 2013-06-15] – Photo essay features Minns Garden, for countless Cornellians a cherished campus landmark.

Giant ‘Cucumber’ From Brazil … [Huffington Post 2013-06-19] – Stephen Reiners, associate professor, Department of Horticulture, told The Huffington Post there’s a pretty good chance the 40-kilogram fruit is not actually a cucumber: “My guess is that it was not a cucumber but may have been in with some seeds that they thought were cucumbers and instead it was an entirely different species of watermelon or squash.”

This year marks a new harvest for the Canadian juneberry [Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 2013-06-14] – If Mother Nature cooperates, one Rochester-area farm will offer consumers the chance to pick their own juneberries, a fruit native to the Canadian prairies, which should be ripe by the first official day of summer. “It’s a very promising crop for our region,” says Jim Ochterski of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County. “Once you start eating them fresh, you can’t stop.”

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