June 2012 Issue

DS 22 planned for this fall

By |June 1st, 2012|

A new apple will debut in September (weather permitting), one that the breeder and marketer hope will become a [...]

Land-grant pride in Vermont

By |June 1st, 2012|

Many land-grant university campuses have a ­landmark building called Morrill Hall. There are Morrill Halls in New York, Tennessee, [...]

Dream blush cherry has dim future

By |June 1st, 2012|

It was a dream of a cherry: Like Rainier, it was yellow, with an attractive red blush, but it [...]

B.C. releases blush cherries

By |June 1st, 2012|

Cherry growers in British Columbia, Canada, have historically not been interested in blushed cherry varieties because of the fruit’s [...]

Pillars of agriculture

By |June 1st, 2012|

American farmers can call up images from two very different historical threads when describing themselves.

Farmers are rugged individualists, pioneers [...]

Last Bite–From Shangri-La

By |June 1st, 2012|

Apricots are dried on a Hunza Valley rooftop.
On the flanks of the magnificent Karakoram mountain range, a jagged [...]

Breeding focus turns to blush

By |June 1st, 2012|

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

Muscat, old but new

By |June 1st, 2012|

Muscat grapes are used in a variety of wine styles, from off-dry to sweet to dessert wines. These Muscat [...]

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 [...]

Moscato madness

By |June 1st, 2012|

The Moscato craze started with Gallo’s Barefoot Cellars, when it released a light, sweet wine in 2008. It’s been [...]