February 1st 2006 Issue

Urgent need for new apple varieties

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The Washington State apple industry urgently needs new varieties, says Dr. Bruce Barritt, who heads an apple-breeding program at Washington

Club systems benefit the industry overall, Minnesota apple breeder says

By |February 1st, 2006|

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Honeycrisp would have been the perfect apple to manage under a club system, but when the University of Minnesota released

High risks, high rewards

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Participating in an apple club is like drilling an oil well. Wildcat drillers can have "tremendous rewards or hit a

The lure of access and profit

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One grower-packer says they joined the "club" because of access to new and exciting varieties, while another signed up with

Apple growers need to be nimble to stay ahead

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Are the apple varieties produced today the best there could possibly be? Orchardist Jim Doornink of Yakima, Washington, thinks not.

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