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New Varieties

Featured stories covering new varieties appear in this issue.

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WSU to protect new varieties

  • June 1st, 2011

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

  • Life after carbaryl

Life after carbaryl

  • June 1st, 2011

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

Several new fruit thinning products are on [...]

  • Hopes were high

Hopes were high

  • June 1st, 2011

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 [...]

  • New thinning strategies

New thinning strategies

  • June 1st, 2011


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

NAA (naphthalene acetic [...]

Peaches aplenty

  • June 1st, 2011

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

  • NY seeks marketing strategy

NY seeks marketing strategy

  • June 1st, 2011

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

  • Grapes for Puget Sound

Grapes for Puget Sound

  • June 1st, 2011

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 [...]

  • Good Stuff

Good Stuff

  • June 1st, 2011

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

  • Puget Sound potential

Puget Sound potential

  • June 1st, 2011

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

Washington’s Puget Sound has long been associated with rain, [...]

  • Patterson, an all-round apricot

Patterson, an all-round apricot

  • June 1st, 2011

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. [...]

  • Management entity is  a work in progress

Management entity is a work in progress

  • June 1st, 2011

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

The Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission [...]

Predicting grapevine cold hardiness

  • June 1st, 2011

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 [...]

  • Honeycrisp challenges club concept

Honeycrisp challenges club concept

  • June 1st, 2011

The name SweeTango captures the apple’s sweet, tangy taste.

Honeycrisp has set the standard for new varieties to follow in [...]

  • Apples for every taste

Apples for every taste

  • June 1st, 2011

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 [...]