August 2009 Issue

Apple Lines – Todd Fryhover

By |August 1st, 2009|

Adversity provides opportunity. This is the mantra for the 2008–2009 Washington apple season. We’re facing a world economic downturn, [...]

Cherry revolution

By |August 1st, 2009|

Growers learn about the UFO system in a cherry trial planted this spring at the orchard of Tim Dahle [...]

Bigger and better cherries

By |August 1st, 2009|

Fran Pierce (left) and Mark Hanrahan check Kiona cherries for size. Kiona, a cross of Glacier and Cashmere, is [...]

Good Point – Larry Lutz

By |August 1st, 2009|

So, this is where it all began—the North American apple industry, that is.

Apples have been grown in Nova Scotia’s [...]

To head or not to head

By |August 1st, 2009|

Brandon Lewis (center) of Columbia Basin Nursery listens to Dr. Matt Whiting (left) and Mark Hanrahan (right) discuss the [...]

Good Point – Jennifer Witherbee

By |August 1st, 2009|

It’s almost time to send the Washington Apple Education Foundation’s 2009 crop of scholarship winners off on their college [...]

In My View – Chris Zanobini

By |August 1st, 2009|

The second World Pear Congress was held in May in Sint-Truiden, the main pear-producing area in Belgium. This unique [...]

New peach varieties

By |August 1st, 2009|

FlavrBurst has less acidity than typical peach varieties.

SummerFest and FlavrBurst are two new peach varieties created by fruit breeder [...]

Hot spot for Pinot Noir

By |August 1st, 2009|

Lois and Mike Thiede’s Ginkgo Forest Winery is near the Petrified Ginkgo Forest State Park. They have planted hundreds [...]

Recruit owls to control gophers

By |August 1st, 2009|

Cabinetmaker Tuck Contreras (right) discusses birdhouses with Dave Case, an orchardist in Chelan, Washington, while Mike Wacker of The [...]