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 [...]
Dr. Susan Brown began breeding the new releases in 1996 and screened thousands of seedlings in the search.
Right from the start, Dr. Susan Brown knew what she wanted: An apple that was as delightful to consumers as Honeycrisp but without all its warts. Honeycrisp has problems that make it [...]
A row of New York 1 apples nears maturity.
Cornell University has had an apple breeding program for about 110 years, and it’s been quite successful. New York 1 and New York 2 are the 65th and 66th new varieties released by Cornell since breeding began, and the list includes [...]
New York 1 is a Honeycrisp offspring without many of its flaws, and New York growers indicate they want to plant it.
In announcing its formation last August, NYAG LLC, also known as New York Apple Growers, set out a game plan for a managed variety “club” made up of [...]
About 130 Washington growers are evaluating WSU’s first apple, WA 2, in their orchards.
Soon, Washington State growers are going to have a wide choice of new apple varieties to grow, all of which are being developed specifically for them.
Washington State University has released the first two varieties from its [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]