New blueberry varieties may stretch season, refresh slowing market

By |July 25th, 2017|

The blues are changing their tune

Craig Harris, a young grower from Moxee, Washington

By |July 6th, 2017|

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family background / Craig is a fourth-generation farmer who graduated from Whitworth College. He grew up on a farm that

Should Cosmic Crisp have a “utility” grade?

By |June 21st, 2017|

Questions remain about color standards for new Washington State University variety.

Apple industry readies itself for the big thing called Cosmic Crisp

By |June 21st, 2017|

Planting surge of highly hyped Cosmic Crisp is likely to test growers, packers, marketers — and consumers.

What you learn from 50 million years of apple genetic history

By |June 12th, 2017|

Apple germplasm repository in Geneva, New York, contains enormous collection of genetic diversity that likely holds fruit’s deep secrets.

Alfredo Reyes, a young grower from Royal City, Washington

By |June 2nd, 2017|

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family background / Alfredo was born in Mexico and grew up in Wenatchee with four sisters and two brothers. Everyone

Fire leads to new way of cherry drying business

By |May 31st, 2017|

High and dry innovation by California cherry family.

Sugar sours birds on eating valuable cherry crops

By |May 24th, 2017|

Sweet revenge for bird control

What’s hiding in your orchard?

By |May 22nd, 2017|

A survey of cherry viruses in Oregon has turned up none that are new to the Pacific Northwest, which is a good thing. However, at least two new viruses, and possibly a third, have been detected in Oregon for the first time — and two of the three could have a significant impact on cherry production if not controlled.

How grower renewed aging block of cherry trees

By |May 17th, 2017|

A tale of 17 acres

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