Everyone has a favorite apple variety but what makes it so? How do Washington State University’s new apple varieties WA 2 and WA 38 compare with each other, and with existing commercial varieties?
Consumers and producers
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Leading deciduous fruit exporters around the world are seeing demand in many traditional markets either stagnant or
For a relatively small industry with annual apple production of about 6 million bushels, the apple growers of Quebec have a very substantial market power and are backed by loyal consumers who’d rather eat a
High quality, self-fertile cherry varieties developed in British Columbia, Canada, have become standards in the international cherry industry.
British Columbia’s own cherry industry is comparatively small, with just 4,500 acres planted, but cherry varieties developed in
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