Scientists Needed Stroke Of Luck To Create Blue Chrysanthemum
by Shinichi Mishima, Asahi Shimbun
Posted: 2017-12-27 15:47:04 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.

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