June 2012 Issue

Good to Know–Assessing new cherry varieties

By |June 1st, 2012|

As with much of the Pacific Northwest, the 2011 Oregon cherry harvest was far from ideal. A significant rain [...]

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 [...]

Land-grant pioneer

By |June 1st, 2012|

At Michigan State University, “the pioneer land-grant university,” the pioneering spirit lives on, but it sometimes scares people, especially [...]

WA 2 update

By |June 1st, 2012|

Washington State University’s first new apple variety, WA 2, is in its second season of intensive industry evaluation (Phase [...]

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 [...]