Featured stories about planting, viticulture appear in this issue.
The Washington State apple industry urgently needs new varieties, says Dr. Bruce Barritt, who heads an apple-breeding program at Washington State University. But traditional [...]
Honeycrisp would have been the perfect apple to manage under a club system, but when the University of Minnesota released the variety in 1991, [...]
Participating in an apple club is like drilling an oil well. Wildcat drillers can have "tremendous rewards or hit a dry hole," says Dave [...]
One grower-packer says they joined the "club" because of access to new and exciting varieties, while another signed up with hopes of improving stagnant [...]
Are the apple varieties produced today the best there could possibly be? Orchardist Jim Doornink of Yakima, Washington, thinks not. "I can’t believe [...]