Left to right: Envy, an ENZA variety, is in field trials in New Zealand, France, the United Kingdom, and the United States; Ariane was developed in France from crosses of old varieties including Florina, Prima, and Golden Delicious; Evelina, a red sport of Pinova, was discovered in Germany; Honeycrunch [...]
Dr. Susan Brown began breeding the new releases in 1996 and screened thousands of seedlings in the search.
Right from the start, Dr. Susan Brown knew what she wanted: An apple that was as delightful to consumers as Honeycrisp but without all its warts. Honeycrisp has problems that make it [...]
A row of New York 1 apples nears maturity.
Cornell University has had an apple breeding program for about 110 years, and it’s been quite successful. New York 1 and New York 2 are the 65th and 66th new varieties released by Cornell since breeding began, and the list includes [...]
New York 1 is a Honeycrisp offspring without many of its flaws, and New York growers indicate they want to plant it.
In announcing its formation last August, NYAG LLC, also known as New York Apple Growers, set out a game plan for a managed variety “club” made up of [...]
Labels of “cooker” grade or C grade apples were usually green, yellow, or white. Today, collectors will often pay more for these rarer labels.
The color of an apple box label generally determined the grade of the fruit. A blue label meant Extra Fancy, a red label meant the second [...]
Dale Goldy explains how large branches are removed and upright branches tied down to prevent competition with the central leader. This Honeycrisp block was planted in 2008 using nursery trees.
Dale Goldy, horticulturist with Stemilt Growers, Inc., in Washington State, has the same objective as Auvil Fruit Company when establishing [...]