Building for the apple boom

By |June 17th, 2014|

Washington’s apple production has ramped up faster than expected.

High demand for trees

By |June 17th, 2014|

There seems to be no letup in growers’ desire to plant more apple trees.

More varieties on the way

By |June 9th, 2014|

Higher-quality apples should increase consumption and expand trade.

Breeding becomes more efficient

By |June 9th, 2014|

Genetic markers are available for predicting many fruit traits, but nothing can replace the human palate.

Beyond Honeycrisp

By |June 5th, 2014|

Several new varieties are coming to market with high expectations.

Bill Schultz, Young Grower from Mattawan, Michigan

By |June 3rd, 2014|

age / 32
crops / apples, cherries, peaches, grapes, asparagus, and sweet corn
business / Schultz Fruitridge Farms, Inc. [...]

SweeTango’s saga

By |May 29th, 2014|

New apples don’t come with owner’s manuals.

What makes apple trees tick?

By |May 29th, 2014|

During his 40 years at Cornell University, Dr. Alan Lakso devised some oddly clever ways to figure out how [...]

Geneva in Washington

By |May 29th, 2014|

Third-leaf Fuji on Malling 9 rootstock in unfumigated groundat Brewster, Washington. (Courtesy Tom Auvil)The following observations regarding replant-tolerant Geneva [...]

I’m Cosmic Crisp, says apple formerly known as WA 38

By |May 21st, 2014|

 

Clarification appended.

The much anticipated WA 38 apple variety will go by the brand name Cosmic Crisp, Washington State University [...]