Nothing adds spice to a horticulture meeting like a discussion of new, upcoming, promising apple varieties.
Some growers—those depending on commercial packing houses and wholesale distribution—may be looking for that one new variety that could someday transform the industry. Honeycrisp comes to mind.
Growers who have more direct access to local [...]
Early Robin has the potential of meeting the demand for an early harvest Rainier-type cherry.
Twenty years ago, fresh cherry producers in the Pacific Northwest were limited in their variety choices to primarily Bing and Rainier. Now, however, there is a plethora of available varieties with more appearing all the [...]
Rosa Lynn is a chance seedling discovered on Washington’s Royal Slope. The fruit stores well.
If you discover an exciting new apple variety and want it to succeed, it’s going to take more than just delivering it to the warehouse, a marketer says.
Dain Craver has been traveling the country promoting [...]
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Left to right: Envy, an ENZA variety, is in field trials in New Zealand, France, the United Kingdom, and the United States; Ariane was developed in France from crosses of old varieties including Florina, Prima, and Golden Delicious; Evelina, a red sport of Pinova, was discovered in Germany; Honeycrunch [...]
The HoneySweet plum is sweet and flavorful and highly resistant to the plum pox virus.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced its conditional registration of a plum pox virus resistance gene contained in a new plum variety called HoneySweet.
Dr. Ralph Scorza, research horticulturist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s [...]