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Summer Fruits & New Varieties

Featured stories about summer fruit and new varieties appear in this issue.


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During a trip to Japan in 1990, Luis Braun, a grower in Italy's South Tyrol district, discovered a branch in a Fuji orchard with apples

Apple and pear breeding down under

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Members of the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission's study tour stand in front of HortResearch Havelock North (from left): Chuck Peters, Ray Schmitten, Kyle Mathison

New subacid varieties fill gaps in supply

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The recently released Honey May nectarine, a yellow-fleshed subacid variety, ripens in early May.  White-fleshed peaches and nectarines have become extremely popular in the Pacific

Falcons put on show for starlings

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The Saker falcon circles a couple hundred feet away, intent on a bird-size leather bundle fashioned to resemble a pair of small wings. Containing a

New company to distribute Surround

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A new company called Advan LLC will distribute Surround (kaolin) crop protectant in specialty agriculture markets in the United States. Engelhard Corporation, which manufactures Surround,

Guest worker requirements

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Tree fruit growers in the British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley typically require about 3,300 seasonal workers annually. But working with foreign migrants who come to Canada


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Eden, a new apple with flesh that is slow to turn brown, is compared with MacSpur, on the right. A dark red apple with pure