June 2014 Issue

Beyond Honeycrisp

By |June 5th, 2014|

Several new varieties are coming to market with high expectations.

Bill Schultz, Young Grower from Mattawan, Michigan

By |June 3rd, 2014|

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age / 32
crops / apples, cherries, peaches, grapes, asparagus, and sweet corn
business / Schultz Fruitridge Farms, Inc. Bill works along

SweeTango’s saga

By |May 29th, 2014|

New apples don’t come with owner’s manuals.

What a Gem! A pear that resists fire blight

By |May 29th, 2014|

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Gem, a new fire blight-­resistant pear variety from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s breeding program, was officially released this spring.

The

Leafroll virus is costly

By |May 29th, 2014|

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Grapevine leafroll virus is very costly to growers, studies in major wine-grape-growing regions show.

Economists in New York, California, and New

What makes apple trees tick?

By |May 29th, 2014|

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During his 40 years at Cornell University, Dr. Alan Lakso devised some oddly clever ways to figure out how fruit

California nursery sales brisk

By |May 29th, 2014|

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California tree fruit nurseries are as busy as ever. For apple tree sales, there seems to be no slowdown in

Geneva in Washington

By |May 29th, 2014|

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Third-leaf Fuji on Malling 9 rootstock in unfumigated groundat Brewster, Washington. (Courtesy Tom Auvil)The following observations regarding replant-tolerant Geneva rootstocks

Club apples are in demand

By |May 19th, 2014|

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Twenty years ago, Red Delicious apple production peaked in Washington at more than 60 million packed boxes. Just three varieties—Red

Beyond Honeycrisp

By |May 19th, 2014|

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A number of new varieties that are coming to market are being touted as being better than Honeycrisp.

Pazazz, a variety

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