June 2013 Issue

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Yakima Valley opened the AVA door

By |June 1st, 2013|

The idea to designate Yakima Valley as Washington State’s first American Viticultural Area came to Mike Wallace while he was visiting California’s wine country in the early 1980s, when northern California growers and vintners were carving out appellations and subappellations.

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 [...]

Tougas Family Farm

By |June 1st, 2013|

Mo Tougas asks a question of Oregon State University sweet cherry expert Lynn Long on an IFTA tour of [...]

New model for variety release

By |June 1st, 2013|

RiverBelle
Courtesy of Wescott Agri Products

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

Table grapes part of Arkansas breeding program

By |June 1st, 2013|

This is Joy, in a photo from Idaho, where fruit breeder Esmaeil Fallahi included John Clark’s table grapes in [...]