June 2013 Issue

Smart cherry breeding

By |June 1st, 2013|

Breeder Nnadozie Oraguzie stands in a Phase 1 block planted in 2011 and 2012. He’ll begin collecting fruiting data [...]

Summerland’s focus switches

By |June 1st, 2013|

Summerland cherry breeder Dr. Cheryl Hampson’s objective is to develop cherries that are large, firm, and sweet, have good [...]

Stellar lineage

By |June 1st, 2013|

The Pacific Northwest cherry industry is seeing the effects of a shift to self-fertile varieties in the form of [...]

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 [...]

Career comes to late fruition

By |June 1st, 2013|

For more than two decades, Dr. Tom Toyama quietly got on with his work as stone fruit breeder at [...]

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 [...]