Beyond Honeycrisp

By |June 5th, 2014|

Several new varieties are coming to market with high expectations.

SweeTango’s saga

By |May 29th, 2014|

New apples don’t come with owner’s manuals.

California nursery sales brisk

By |May 29th, 2014|

California tree fruit nurseries are as busy as ever. For apple tree sales, there seems to be no slowdown [...]

Pest control costs are rising for tart cherry growers

By |May 23rd, 2014|

Preliminary figures indicate a $265 per acre rise, compared to a 2010 survey.

I’m Cosmic Crisp, says apple formerly known as WA 38

By |May 21st, 2014|

 

Clarification appended.

The much anticipated WA 38 apple variety will go by the brand name Cosmic Crisp, Washington State University [...]

New prairie cherry varieties making an impact

By |May 20th, 2014|

Tart cherries from Saskatchewan are still on track to play larger role.

Club apples are in demand

By |May 19th, 2014|

Twenty years ago, Red Delicious apple production peaked in Washington at more than 60 million packed boxes. Just three [...]

Beyond Honeycrisp

By |May 19th, 2014|

A number of new varieties that are coming to market are being touted as being better than Honeycrisp.

Pazazz, a [...]

New grape virus in Washington

By |May 14th, 2014|

Don’t assume that red leaves mean grapevine leafroll virus — they could be symptoms of a new disease.

Nematode-resistant rootstocks available

By |April 30th, 2014|

Improved rootstocks are available, though more field testing is needed.