March 15th 2008 Issue

Club varieties a gamble

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Planting a managed apple variety is a big gamble with high stakes, and growers should be wary about planting [...]

Last Bite

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William P. Sawyer was proud of the fruit he grew and packed, and he made that clear [...]

Reviving Central Asian orchards

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This slit on apple wood has been opened up to reveal overwintering leafhopper eggs. They typically lay [...]

Apple Lines

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One constant in the Washington apple industry is change. And consistent with change is preparation for the future [...]

Pink Lady, the brand pioneer

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The owners of the Pink Lady brand were among the pioneers of branded apple [...]

Beyond Bordeaux

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France’s Bordeaux wine region is home to some of the earliest made wine and some of the [...]

Open releases are slow to pay back

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Dr. David Bedford, apple breeder at the University of Minnesota, makes crosses for the breeding program. It [...]

Solutions lie in research

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The tree fruit industry is at a ­tipping point as leaders try to re-engineer it to address the challenges [...]

Honeycrisp patents

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The U.S. patent on the Honeycrisp apple expires in November of this year, which means that no royalties will [...]

More dwarfing cherry rootstocks

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Lapins cherry grown on the Russian rootstock Krymsk 5. Cherry growers in The Dalles, Oregon, [...]