Adaptability is the final category that we rate. This takes into account several diverse characteristics including disease and insect resistance, harvest date, and pollen release and stigma receptivity dates. Generally these are only reported in the comments if they are outstandingly good or bad.

Recently, we have begun to take systematic measurements on several traits including leaf scab, nut scab, sooty mold accumulation, and black aphid damage. These will be reported in the future for the new selections we test.