New Developments

Trees in a sandbox

By |July 9th, 2014|

Peach growing practices transformed by solid California research

More than cherries

By |June 30th, 2014|

California’s cherry season normally runs fast and furious for about eight weeks. Growers usually have other crops to farm, [...]

Peaches inhibit breast cancer

By |June 30th, 2014|

Scientists found that consumption of peach polyphenolics slowed tumor growth.

Nurseries struggle to meet demand

By |June 18th, 2014|

Growers are spending their profits on updating orchards.

Nurseries fund East Malling research

By |June 18th, 2014|

INN will provide funding for rootstock development.

Consumers rate Cosmic Crisp (WA 38)

By |June 18th, 2014|

After the apples had been stored for several months, consumers preferred the taste and texture of WA 38 over Honeycrisp.

Good, better, best? The quest for better apple rootstocks

By |June 18th, 2014|

There is likely not a “best” apple rootstock, though the replant-tolerant Geneva rootstocks (G.41, G.214, G.935, G.210, G.30, G.890) [...]

Building for the apple boom

By |June 17th, 2014|

Washington’s apple production has ramped up faster than expected.

High demand for trees

By |June 17th, 2014|

There seems to be no letup in growers’ desire to plant more apple trees.

Breeding becomes more efficient

By |June 9th, 2014|

Genetic markers are available for predicting many fruit traits, but nothing can replace the human palate.