Tiny trees for trendy produce: Dwarfing technologies as assemblage actors in orchard economies

  title={Tiny trees for trendy produce: Dwarfing technologies as assemblage actors in orchard economies},
  author={Katharine Legun},
Abstract Apple varieties boom and bust as the vogue for new flavors cycle through the market. Dwarfing rootstocks, an old but freshly blossoming orchard technology, allows growers to intervene in trees in new ways and keep up with shifts in consumer demand. They cultivate customization in apple orchards and facilitate emerging neoliberal trends in food systems. However, the rootstocks do more than entrench actors further into the whims of the market—they also shape economic agency in ways that… Expand
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