June 2012 Issue

The rush to redness

By |June 1st, 2012|

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David Bedford

Dr. David Bedford, the apple breeder at University of Minnesota where the original Honeycrisp was bred in 1961 and

WA 2 update

By |June 1st, 2012|

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Washington State University’s first new apple variety, WA 2, is in its second season of intensive industry evaluation (Phase 3).

New New York apples go in the ground this spring

By |June 1st, 2012|

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This is NY 1, the Honeycrisp-like grower-friendly apple. Commercial plantings began this spring.
Photo courtesy of Cornell University

Two new New York

Dream blush cherry has dim future

By |June 1st, 2012|

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It was a dream of a cherry: Like Rainier, it was yellow, with an attractive red blush, but it matured

A redder HONEYCRISP

By |June 1st, 2012|

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PHOTO BY RICHARD LEHNERT

New sports of popular apples—especially if they’re redder—always attract plenty of ­attention from growers.

So, you can imagine

Last Bite–From Shangri-La

By |June 1st, 2012|

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

In the Box

By |June 1st, 2012|

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Now available online at www.goodfruit.com/Good-Fruit-Grower/April-15th-2012/ Get-the-most-out-of-glyphosate/

Why so BIG?
Dear Good Fruit Grower:

I own and operate a small orchard business. I love

Muscat, old but new

By |June 1st, 2012|

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Muscat grapes are used in a variety of wine styles, from off-dry to sweet to dessert wines. These Muscat grapes,

Succession of cherries

By |June 1st, 2012|

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Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s fruit breeding program at Summerland, British Columbia, is expected to release a new cherry variety later

Moscato madness

By |June 1st, 2012|

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The Moscato craze started with Gallo’s Barefoot Cellars, when it released a light, sweet wine in 2008. It’s been estimated

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