Featured stories covering varieties appear in this issue.
age / 37
crops / Peaches and almonds
title / Farm manager
business / Martini Farms, LLC. Peter is a third-generation farmer taking over [...]
There is likely not a “best” apple rootstock, though the replant-tolerant Geneva rootstocks (G.41, G.214, G.935, G.210, G.30, G.890) are much better than the [...]
age / 32
crops / apples, cherries, peaches, grapes, asparagus, and sweet corn
business / Schultz Fruitridge Farms, Inc. Bill works along with his [...]
Gem, a new fire blight-resistant pear variety from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s breeding program, was officially released this spring.
The pear is medium sized [...]
Grapevine leafroll virus is very costly to growers, studies in major wine-grape-growing regions show.
Economists in New York, California, and New Zealand have looked at [...]
During his 40 years at Cornell University, Dr. Alan Lakso devised some oddly clever ways to figure out how fruit trees do the things [...]
California tree fruit nurseries are as busy as ever. For apple tree sales, there seems to be no slowdown in the buying boom yet, [...]
Third-leaf Fuji on Malling 9 rootstock in unfumigated groundat Brewster, Washington. (Courtesy Tom Auvil)The following observations regarding replant-tolerant Geneva rootstocks have been made as [...]
Twenty years ago, Red Delicious apple production peaked in Washington at more than 60 million packed boxes. Just three varieties—Red and Golden Delicious and [...]
A number of new varieties that are coming to market are being touted as being better than Honeycrisp.
Pazazz, a variety developed by Doug Shelfelbine [...]