Florida PEACHES

By |July 1st, 2012|

José Chaparro has been breeding low-chill peaches for central to south Florida. Here, he is with UFOne.
Photos courtesy [...]

Living with plum pox

By |July 1st, 2012|

Jim Bittner, pictured with a tour group in his New York orchard, pulled out 20 acres of peaches when [...]

Canadians will reduce pressure to eliminate plum pox

By |July 1st, 2012|

Plum pox-infected trees will ultimately produce low yields of deformed, mottled fruit. The virus is detected through testing, so [...]

Last Bite–From Shangri-La

By |June 1st, 2012|

Apricots are dried on a Hunza Valley rooftop.
On the flanks of the magnificent Karakoram mountain range, a jagged [...]

Finding the ideal peach orchard

By |May 15th, 2012|

Jim Schupp (on tractor) took an active role in evaluating the Darwin blossom thinner and considers it a key [...]

Breeding peaches

By |May 15th, 2012|

New peach varieties from MSU are expected to fill the gaps in the profile of the Michigan peach industry.

In support of peach breeding

By |May 15th, 2012|

Peach breeder Bill Shane (left) and Michigan Peach Sponsors President Kurt Weber enjoyed the annual educational meeting they jointly [...]

Last Bite

By |May 1st, 2012|

Arctic Snow, patented by Zaiger Genetics and sold by Dave Wilson Nursery, ripens late August to early September. The [...]

Wide scope for rootstock research

By |April 15th, 2012|

International Fruit Tree Association members tour a research plot at Wapato, Washington, where a wide range of apple rootstocks [...]

Contain root growth

By |April 1st, 2012|

Four-year-old Packham trees on Winter Nelis rootstock planted 22.5 cm (9 inches) apart on Open Tatura (9,876 trees per [...]