June 2013 Issue

Promising WSU cherry selections

By |June 1st, 2013|

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One selection showing promise in Washington State University’s cherry breeding program is an early variety that has better fruit quality

Smart cherry breeding

By |June 1st, 2013|

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Breeder Nnadozie Oraguzie stands in a Phase 1 block planted in 2011 and 2012. He’ll begin collecting fruiting data when

Summerland’s focus switches

By |June 1st, 2013|

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Summerland cherry breeder Dr. Cheryl Hampson’s objective is to develop cherries that are large, firm, and sweet, have good stems,

Stellar lineage

By |June 1st, 2013|

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The Pacific Northwest cherry industry is seeing the effects of a shift to self-fertile varieties in the form of higher

Career comes to late fruition

By |June 1st, 2013|

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For more than two decades, Dr. Tom Toyama quietly got on with his work as stone fruit breeder at Washington

WSU program focused on self-fertility

By |June 1st, 2013|

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Stone fruit breeding began at Washington State University in 1949 with the arrival of Dr. Harold Fogle, who had just

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

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