Featured stories about Apples and the new Yakima Valley AVA appear in this issue.
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 [...]
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.