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 [...]
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 [...]
Coral Champagne has been the hottest selling cherry variety in California in recent years, according to accounts from nurseries, brokers, and growers.
Dave Wilson Nursery, a commercial tree fruit nursery headquartered in Hickman, California, reports that Coral Champagne has led their cherry tree sales in the last eight years.
A Sacramento, [...]
Coral Champagne cherries ripen after Chelan and about ten days before Bing.
New tree fruit varieties can take decades before going mainstream and becoming popular with industry and consumers. Coral Champagne is a good example.
The early sweet cherry variety that came out of the University of California’s sweet cherry breeding [...]
Orondo Ruby is a yellow-fleshed cherry that has more blush and matures earlier than Rainier.
PHOTO COURTESY OF G&C ORCHARDS
Cherry production in north central Washington State is growing at such a pace that Chelan Fruit Cooperative is planning to build a new cherry line for next season.
Reggie Collins, chief [...]
Kim and Troy Toftness with their children Brock and Brylee. Their Skylar Rae cherry brand is named after their first daughter who lived for only 49 days.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE TOFTNESS FAMILY
Cherry growers Troy and Kimberly Toftness are seeing international interest in the new cherry brand Skylar Rae [...]