Featured stories about planting, viticulture appear in this issue.
Are the apple varieties produced today the best there could possibly be? Orchardist Jim Doornink of Yakima, Washington, thinks not. "I can’t believe [...]
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 [...]