June 2013 Issue

Bing dethroned

By |June 1st, 2013|

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The Bing cherry, long the king of the Northwest industry, is losing ground to the newer Canadian varieties.

In the 2000

5 things to consider when selecting a variety

By |June 1st, 2013|

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photo by John Clements, University of Massachusetts

Win Cowgill, horticulturist at Rutgers ­University and area fruit agent located in Hunterdon County,

New model for variety release

By |June 1st, 2013|

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RiverBelle
Courtesy of Wescott Agri Products

Two new apple varieties, Pazazz and RiverBelle, are growing in some apple orchards and coming to

AVAs get smaller

By |June 1st, 2013|

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In wine marketing, an appellation or American ­Viticultural Area (AVA) is a way to differentiate your wine from others and

Apple variety network

By |June 1st, 2013|

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Variety and cultivar selection is the largest economic decision a grower can make when establishing a new high-density orchard block

FruiTrivia: Test your knowledge of fruit varieties

By |June 1st, 2013|

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1  Which of the following cherries is not an offspring of Van?
a.   Lapins
b.   Stella
c.   Summit
d.   Sweetheart
e.   Rainier

2  The Honeycrisp apple

B.C. growers hope for compensation

By |June 1st, 2013|

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A review of the Columbia River Treaty, which the United States and Canada entered in 1964, has British Columbia growers

Spotlight on Yakima Valley

By |June 1st, 2013|

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Wade Wolfe in the tasting room of his Thurston Wolfe Winery in Prosser, Washington.
Melissa Hansen

The thirtieth anniversary of Yakima Valley

Surround might deter stinkbugs

By |June 1st, 2013|

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The brown marmorated stinkbug is a challenge to control for any fruit grower, and organic growers have the fewest strategies

Yakima Valley opened the AVA door

By |June 1st, 2013|

The idea to designate Yakima Valley as Washington State’s first American Viticultural Area came to Mike Wallace while he was visiting California’s wine country in the early 1980s, when northern California growers and vintners were carving out appellations and subappellations.

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