October 2010 Issue

Steps to commercialization

By |October 1st, 2010|

New apple varieties from Washington State University are evaluated and ­commercialized under the following general guidelines.

Phase 1: Initial seedling [...]

Low-volume prestorage drenching is attractive

By |October 1st, 2010|

Dave Rosenberger described how he tested the effectiveness of low-volume nonrecycling drenches for fruit going into storage. His audience [...]

Ripe cherries are less likely to pit

By |October 1st, 2010|

It’s generally believed that riper cherries are more susceptible to pitting than less mature cherries, but Dr. Peter Toivonen, [...]

Gearing up for a new season

By |October 1st, 2010|

Several years ago, National Apple Week was expanded into National Apple Month, which is actually three months long and [...]

The apple world in 2020

By |October 1st, 2010|

A panel of experts took a look ahead at what the apple industry might be like in 2020, ten [...]

Mysterious ailment strikes

By |October 1st, 2010|

A mysterious disease that has been killing the best looking, reddest strains of McIntosh apples in the nicest orchards [...]

Totally RED

By |October 1st, 2010|

Because the red pigments are antioxidants, red-fleshed apples do not turn brown when sliced.

Swiss nursery owner and fruit breeder [...]

Future Fruit Growers of Lake Ontario

By |October 1st, 2010|

The Young Grower Alliance organized this get-together with those from “the old generation” to discuss the orderly transition of [...]

Is drosophila a Washington State resident?

By |October 1st, 2010|

Spotted wing drosophila pupa protruding from cherry. The pupa is about 1/8 inch long.

Entomologists in the Pacific Northwest intend [...]

In the Box

By |October 1st, 2010|

Dear Good Fruit Grower:
Can sweet cherries be grown in USDA climate zone 4—successfully?

I live 20 miles north of [...]