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   Scientists Needed Stroke Of Luck To Create Blue Chrysanthemum
by Shinichi Mishima, Asahi Shimbun
Posted: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 3:47PM EST

TSUKUBA, Ibaraki Prefecture--It literally came out of the blue when Japanese researchers developed the world's first chrysanthemum of that color.

Naonobu Noda attributed his team's success in creating the blue bloom after 16 years of trying to “unforeseeable luck.”

The National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO) recently gave media representatives a sneak peek of the blue chrysanthemums that could reach local florists a decade from now.

To read the rest of the story, please go to: Asahi Shimbun

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