Courtesy of Wescott Agri Products
Two new apple varieties, Pazazz and RiverBelle, are growing in some apple orchards and coming to market through a new development process.
The apples are being commercialized by Apple Varietal Development LLC, a company organized by Fred Wescott, owner of Wescott Orchards and Agri Products [...]
This is Joy, in a photo from Idaho, where fruit breeder Esmaeil Fallahi included John Clark’s table grapes in his trial plantings.
courtesy of John Clark, University of Arkansas
Much of John Clark’s success as a plant breeder rests with blackberries, but he also breeds grapes, as well as peaches [...]
Variety and cultivar selection is the largest economic decision a grower can make when establishing a new high-density orchard block where a thousand trees or more per acre are planted.
Win Cowgill and Jon Clements want to help with that.
The two fruit extension educators—Cowgill with the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment [...]
The Pacific Northwest cherry industry is seeing the effects of a shift to self-fertile varieties in the form of higher and more consistent yields.
courtesy of PARC
The Pacific Northwest cherry industry is seeing the effects of a shift to self-fertile varieties in the form of higher and more consistent [...]
Stone fruit breeding began at Washington State University in 1949 with the arrival of Dr. Harold Fogle, who had just finished his doctorate at the University of Minnesota.
In 1952, by crossing the two red cherries Bing and Van, he developed the blushed Rainier cherry. The variety—WSU’s first—was released in [...]
The Bing cherry, long the king of the Northwest industry, is losing ground to the newer Canadian varieties.
In the 2000 season, Bing represented almost 75 percent of the Northwest cherry crop. By 2012, cherries sold as Bing represented only 22 percent of the crop. Meanwhile, varieties from British Columbia [...]