Featured stories about Apples and the new Yakima Valley AVA appear in this issue.
Summerland cherry breeder Dr. Cheryl Hampson’s objective is to develop cherries that are large, firm, and sweet, have good stems, and are productive.
For the [...]
The Pacific Northwest cherry industry is seeing the effects of a shift to self-fertile varieties in the form of higher and more consistent yields.
In wine marketing, an appellation or American Viticultural Area (AVA) is a way to differentiate your wine from others and define its sense of [...]
For more than two decades, Dr. Tom Toyama quietly got on with his work as stone fruit breeder at Washington State University.
Though no variety [...]
1 Which of the following cherries is not an offspring of Van?
2 The Honeycrisp [...]
Stone fruit breeding began at Washington State University in 1949 with the arrival of Dr. Harold Fogle, who had just finished his doctorate at [...]
Wade Wolfe in the tasting room of his Thurston Wolfe Winery in Prosser, Washington.
The thirtieth anniversary of Yakima Valley as an American [...]
The Bing cherry, long the king of the Northwest industry, is losing ground to the newer Canadian varieties.
In the 2000 season, Bing represented almost [...]
photo by John Clements, University of Massachusetts
Win Cowgill, horticulturist at Rutgers University and area fruit agent located in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, is working [...]
Mo Tougas asks a question of Oregon State University sweet cherry expert Lynn Long on an IFTA tour of his farm. The pruning demonstration [...]
Courtesy of Wescott Agri Products
Two new apple varieties, Pazazz and RiverBelle, are growing in some apple orchards and coming to market through a [...]
This is Joy, in a photo from Idaho, where fruit breeder Esmaeil Fallahi included John Clark’s table grapes in his trial plantings.
courtesy of [...]
Variety and cultivar selection is the largest economic decision a grower can make when establishing a new high-density orchard block where a thousand trees [...]
Arkansas plant breeder John Clark.
Photos courtesy of John Clark, University of Arkansas
New nectarine varieties and a peach variety developed by fruit breeder Dr. [...]
A review of the Columbia River Treaty, which the United States and Canada entered in 1964, has British Columbia growers hoping for compensation for [...]
One selection showing promise in Washington State University’s cherry breeding program is an early variety that has better fruit quality characteristics than the current [...]
The brown marmorated stinkbug is a challenge to control for any fruit grower, and organic growers have the fewest strategies of all.
That’s why Win [...]
Breeder Nnadozie Oraguzie stands in a Phase 1 block planted in 2011 and 2012. He’ll begin collecting fruiting data when the trees are three [...]