June 2013 Issue

WSU program focused on self-fertility

By |June 1st, 2013|

Stone fruit breeding began at Washington State University in 1949 with the arrival of Dr. Harold Fogle, who had [...]

Bing dethroned

By |June 1st, 2013|

The Bing cherry, long the king of the Northwest industry, is losing ground to the newer Canadian varieties.

In the [...]

5 things to consider when selecting a variety

By |June 1st, 2013|

photo by John Clements, University of Massachusetts

Win Cowgill, horticulturist at Rutgers ­University and area fruit agent located in Hunterdon [...]

New model for variety release

By |June 1st, 2013|

Courtesy of Wescott Agri Products

Two new apple varieties, Pazazz and RiverBelle, are growing in some apple orchards and [...]

AVAs get smaller

By |June 1st, 2013|

In wine marketing, an appellation or American ­Viticultural Area (AVA) is a way to differentiate your wine from others [...]

Apple variety network

By |June 1st, 2013|

Variety and cultivar selection is the largest economic decision a grower can make when establishing a new high-density orchard [...]

FruiTrivia: Test your knowledge of fruit varieties

By |June 1st, 2013|

1  Which of the following cherries is not an offspring of Van?
a.   Lapins
b.   Stella
c.   Summit
d. [...]

B.C. growers hope for compensation

By |June 1st, 2013|

A review of the Columbia River Treaty, which the United States and Canada entered in 1964, has British Columbia [...]

Spotlight on Yakima Valley

By |June 1st, 2013|

Wade Wolfe in the tasting room of his Thurston Wolfe Winery in Prosser, Washington.
Melissa Hansen

The thirtieth anniversary of [...]

Surround might deter stinkbugs

By |June 1st, 2013|

The brown marmorated stinkbug is a challenge to control for any fruit grower, and organic growers have the fewest [...]