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 [...]
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 [...]
photo by John Clements, University of Massachusetts
Win Cowgill, horticulturist at Rutgers University and area fruit agent located in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, is working on a project to help growers choose varieties.
He and Jon Clements at University of Massachusetts collaborated for the last three growing seasons creating a Web [...]