June 2012 Issue

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 [...]