• Choose the right rootstock for Honeycrisp

Choose the right rootstock for Honeycrisp

  • April 10th, 2014

The ideal rootstock for Honeycrisp is one that promotes moderate tree vigor along with good productivity, says Dr. Terence Robinson, horticulturist at Cornell University, New York.

Many growers who are using the precocious dwarfing Malling 9 or Budagovsky 9 rootstocks are having difficulty getting the trees to grow to fill [...]

  • Ryan Swanson, Young Grower from Nova Scotia

Ryan Swanson, Young Grower from Nova Scotia

  • March 27th, 2014

Ryan Swanson/ grower / Centreville, Nova Scotia, Canada

age / 37

crops / More than 130 acres of apples

business / Eisses Farms, Ltd.

education / Mount Royal University, Calgary

other experience / Learning from father and brother-in-law about the farm,
religious studies, and global traveler

title / Farm Manager

Q:  What was your path to [...]

  • WSU announces drawing for WA 38 apple trees

WSU announces drawing for WA 38 apple trees

  • March 26th, 2014

Washington State University will hold a random drawing to decide who will be able to plant WA 38, the latest variety from the university’s apple breeding program, during the first two years trees become available.

Washington nurseries are producing trees of WA 38 and a small number will be available [...]

  • Commission: More MAP dollars mean cherries go farther

Commission: More MAP dollars mean cherries go farther

  • March 13th, 2014

The Washington State Fruit Commission is gearing up for a strong cherry crop in 2014. Though it’s too soon to estimate crop numbers, trees overwintered well and early indications point to a robust crop, which could be anywhere between 20 to 25 million boxes—if Mother Nature cooperates.

Last year’s crop [...]