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Horticulture

Featured stories about horticulture appear in this issue.

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Planting for the future: Rootstocks

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Malling 9 rootstocks, shown in layer beds at Willow Drive Nursery, Washington, have proven to be the most efficient rootstocks in most regions. The various

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Cherries in Chile

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Shawn Gay visits a high-producing Bing, Lapins, and Sweetheart orchard in the Puente Negro area of Chile.

Like other fruit-growing regions around the world, Chile is

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The 1-2-3 rule of pruning

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Two-year-old wood and young spurs produce the most and best Packham pears.

The largest and best quality apples and pears grow on two-year-old wood and young

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Taking cover

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Iuar Iraira (foreground), manager of the Fundo Agua Buena orchard (in the center picture), discusses the Voen louvered rain cover with international visitors. The area,

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Nursery goes high-tech

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This machine carries five workers on seats through a block of nursery trees to remove suckers. The machine can be used without seats but with

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Big goal

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Operating seven casinos in Chile evidently wasn’t enough of a gamble for the owner of Agricola Victoria, which has cherry orchards at Rosario, south of

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Swiss company expands to Chile

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Ditzler uses five machines to harvest sweet dark cherries for processing into yogurts and ice creams. Cherries are harvested day and night.

A Swiss company that

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Cherries with a challenge

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Chilean cherry grower Pablo Garcés (fourth from left) is general manager and part owner of 800 growing hectares (almost 2,000 acres), half of the acreage

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Who’s pushing red strains?

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Yakima, Washington, grower-packer Dave Allan doesn’t think consumers are the ones demanding redder apples.

The worldwide popularity of Gala, a variety that originally was an apple

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Early Fujis kick-start the season

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It’s been said that when Grady Auvil discovered an early Fuji sport in his orchard in 1993, the tree fruit pioneer predicted it would “revolutionize”

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Is redder better?

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Gale Gala is one of more than 30 Gala strains.

In the last two decades, Gala apples have taken the world by storm, finding favor around

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Seeking strength in adversity

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The disastrous 2009 Northwest cherry deal could be a catalyst for change, resulting in a stronger industry, industry representatives said during a panel discussion at

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Forecasting the perfect storm

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The Pacific Northwest region’s bumper 2009 cherry crop should have come as no surprise, says Lee Gale, technical consultant with Northwest Wholesale, located in Wenatchee,