June 2011 Issue

Predicting grapevine cold hardiness

By |June 1st, 2011|

Being able to predict the cold hardiness of grapes could help growers know how to respond when severe freezes [...]

Apples for every taste

By |June 1st, 2011|

As well as growing fresh apples, Jack Feil grows cider apples, including Hewes Crab, a variety that originated in [...]

Honeycrisp season expanded

By |June 1st, 2011|

Wescott Agri Products

Right from the get-go, Fred Wescott thought Honeycrisp would be a new force in the apple market. [...]

Hopes were high

By |June 1st, 2011|

A colorful sampling of interspecific plum selections bred by Glen Bradford of BQ Genetics.
BQ Genetics

When modern varieties of [...]

H-2A changes add cost, difficulty

By |June 1st, 2011|

The McDougall & Sons housing camps are made up of manufactured units for 12 people. This camp at Quincy, [...]

Peaches aplenty

By |June 1st, 2011|

For more than a century, the freestone peach market in the eastern United States was dominated by two varieties. [...]

Management entity is a work in progress

By |June 1st, 2011|

WA 2, the first release of Washington State University’s apple breeding program, is a blushed, orange-red apple.
GERALDINE WARNER

The [...]

NY seeks marketing strategy

By |June 1st, 2011|

Those new apples from New York are being prepared to come to market, with the first expected in quantity [...]

Honeycrisp challenges club concept

By |June 1st, 2011|

The name SweeTango captures the apple’s sweet, tangy taste.
COURTESY SALLY & WILFRID MENNELL

Honeycrisp has set the standard for [...]

Varieties that are changing the peach industry

By |June 1st, 2011|

The New Jersey Peach Festival has been held in July for the past 25 years, at which peach varieties [...]