Varieties

Cowgill: Improving rootstocks for peaches

By |July 18th, 2017|

By Win Cowgill: After NC-140 research project’s success, new studies hope to do the same with peaches.

IFTA in Michigan, Day One: fruit set was not affected by netting

By |July 16th, 2017|

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In western Michigan, the center of the state’s fresh apple industry is located on a geographic landmark known as the

Lake Ontario Tour shows wide range of New York tree fruit farming

By |July 12th, 2017|

The only consistency on the Lake Ontario Fruit Program tour this summer was the humidity. Otherwise, the five-farm tour organized by Cornell University Cooperative Extension covered a remarkably diverse swath of tree fruit farming in a narrow band along Lake Ontario’s shores: new high density apple plantings and apple orchards far older than this reporter, along with high density peaches, berries, and a brand new cidery.

Lessons learned from Michigan’s plum pox plight

By |July 11th, 2017|

Michigan research station recovers 10 years after infection requires removal of entire orchards.

Southeastern peach growers eye solutions after freeze

By |July 10th, 2017|

After warm winter, southeastern peach growers lost most of their crop to a spring freeze — now finding ways to adapt has become critical.

Craig Harris, a young grower from Moxee, Washington

By |July 6th, 2017|

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family background / Craig is a fourth-generation farmer who graduated from Whitworth College. He grew up on a farm that

New Canadian pear varieties are fire blight tolerant

By |June 29th, 2017|

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A decade after a processing plant closed and persistent fire blight problems pushed many Ontario growers out of the pear

Honeycrisp sports race toward red

By |June 27th, 2017|

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New varieties aren’t the only things on growers’ minds. They are also thinking about upgrading their Honeycrisp to one of

Lots of new apples coming to market

By |June 26th, 2017|

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Appealing taste profiles, earlier harvesting and southern expansions are some of the characteristics of the many new apples making their

EverCrisp off to a good start

By |June 23rd, 2017|

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EverCrisp, Midwest Apple Improvement Association’s first commercial release, was a hit with customers in Cleveland last summer.

It’s a Honeycrisp and

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