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New Varieties

Featured stories covering new varieties appear in this issue.

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H-2A changes add cost, difficulty

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The McDougall & Sons housing camps are made up of manufactured units for 12 people. This camp at Quincy, Washington, has 96 beds.
GERALDINE WARNER

An increase

Peaches aplenty

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For more than a century, the freestone peach market in the eastern United States was dominated by two varieties. First was Elberta, a peach from

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Management entity is a work in progress

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WA 2, the first release of Washington State University’s apple breeding program, is a blushed, orange-red apple.
GERALDINE WARNER

The Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission is in

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NY seeks marketing strategy

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Those new apples from New York are being prepared to come to market, with the first expected in quantity in direct farm markets in 2014

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Honeycrisp challenges club concept

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The name SweeTango captures the apple’s sweet, tangy taste.
COURTESY SALLY & WILFRID MENNELL

Honeycrisp has set the standard for new varieties to follow in terms of

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Varieties that are changing the peach industry

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The New Jersey Peach Festival has been held in July for the past 25 years, at which peach varieties can be tasted and discussed. “We

WSU to protect new varieties

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Washington State University is taking steps to protect its new apple variety, WA 2, in overseas countries. WA 2, the first variety to emanate from

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Life after carbaryl

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In the absence of carbaryl, growers will need a palette of chemical thinning options and strategies.
MELISSA HANSEN

Several new fruit thinning products are on the horizon

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New thinning strategies

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MELISSA HANSEN

Dr. Duane Greene at the University of Massachusetts is exploring new thinning strategies that can be used with existing thinning products.

NAA (naphthalene acetic acid),

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Pear psylla pheromone discovered

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The newly discovered pear psylla pheromone is being tested in the field to find out how attractive it is to males. This mesh sticky trap

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Grapes for Puget Sound

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Left to right, Top: Regent, Gruner Veltliner, Pinot Noir Precoce. Bottom: Golubok, Rondo

Field trials of cool climate wine grape cultivars are beginning to identify varieties

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Good Stuff

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New spraying book
Dr. Andrew Landers’ new book Effective Vineyard Spraying is now available for purchase from Cornell University. Landers, who directs the application technology program

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Puget Sound potential

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Washington’s Puget Sound is not only picturesque, but it’s near major population centers.
SAN JJUAN VINEYARDS

Washington’s Puget Sound has long been associated with rain, and more

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Patterson, an all-round apricot

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The late private fruit breeder Fred Anderson, known as father of the modern-day nectarine, is credited with the development of yellow-fleshed nectarines in California. But

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Cover boy comes to terms with fame

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Fruit fan Sam Kirby, now 18, was about three when Peter Marbach photographed him. It’s taken a while, but Sam Kirby is getting over his

Predicting grapevine cold hardiness

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Being able to predict the cold hardiness of grapes could help growers know how to respond when severe freezes occur.

Researchers at Washington State University are

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Apples for every taste

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As well as growing fresh apples, Jack Feil grows cider apples, including Hewes Crab, a variety that originated in Virginia around 300 years ago.

Jack Feil

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Honeycrisp season expanded

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Wescott Agri Products

Right from the get-go, Fred Wescott thought Honeycrisp would be a new force in the apple market. And he bet on it. He

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Hopes were high

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A colorful sampling of interspecific plum selections bred by Glen Bradford of BQ Genetics.
BQ Genetics

When modern varieties of plums crossed with apricots were first commercially