June 2012 Issue

Grower patents new variety

By |June 1st, 2012|

Twenty-five years after starting an innocent project planting apple seeds from pomace left after cider making, Doug ­Shefelbine is [...]

Substitute for SweeTango

By |June 1st, 2012|

Fred Wescott wanted to grow and market the apple that was later named SweeTango. He had anticipated that it [...]

DS 22 planned for this fall

By |June 1st, 2012|

Doug Shefelbine’s new apple, DS 22, may debut this September, marketed by Wescott Agri-Products, which bought rights to the [...]

B.C. releases blush cherries

By |June 1st, 2012|

Starletta blush cherries were bred in Summerland, British Columbia.
Photo courtesy of PICO

Cherry growers in British Columbia, Canada, have [...]

More predictability with MCP needed

By |June 1st, 2012|

Jake Gutzwiler said pear packers need to be able to use MCP accurately, effectively, and efficiently.

Fruit packers in Washington [...]

Breeding focus turns to blush

By |June 1st, 2012|

Nnadozie Oraguzie

With most sweet cherries being medium to dark red, the chances of a breeder discovering a new blushed [...]

What is known about MCP

By |June 1st, 2012|

More is known about treating Bartlett pears than d’Anjous, Bosc, or other varieties, says ­Welcome Sauer, president of AgroFresh, [...]

Land-grant mission still relevant

By |June 1st, 2012|

Dan Bernardo

Washington State apple, pear, and grape growers have agreed to tax themselves assessments to raise nearly $35 million [...]

Good to Know–Assessing new cherry varieties

By |June 1st, 2012|

Left to right: Kiona is an excellent-tasting early variety but lacks firmness. Santina is large and firm, though flavor [...]

The rush to redness

By |June 1st, 2012|

David Bedford

Dr. David Bedford, the apple breeder at University of Minnesota where the original Honeycrisp was bred in 1961 [...]