June 2012 Issue

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 [...]

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 [...]

Muscat plantings on the rise

By |June 1st, 2012|

Muscat grape varieties, the hottest selling wines in America, have also been the hottest selling grape nursery stock. And while there’s been an uptick in Muscat plantings in Washington State, in general, the state’s wine industry is taking a cautious approach to the latest wine fad.

New New York apples go in the ground this spring

By |June 1st, 2012|

This is NY 1, the Honeycrisp-like grower-friendly apple. Commercial plantings began this spring.
Photo courtesy of Cornell University

Two new [...]

Does MCP affect flavor?

By |June 1st, 2012|

A question that scientists say needs to be researched further is whether MCP (1-methylcyclopropene) affects the flavor and aroma [...]


By |June 1st, 2012|


New sports of popular apples—especially if they’re redder—always attract plenty of ­attention from growers.

So, you can [...]