June 2013 Issue

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 [...]

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.