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New Varieties

Featured stories covering new varieties in this issue.

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  • Winter cherry pruning systems

To KGB or not to KGB?

June 29th, 2017|0 Comments

Some cherry growers expand, some scale back on labor-friendly Kym Green Bush systems.

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New Canadian pear varieties are fire blight tolerant

June 29th, 2017|0 Comments

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A decade after a processing plant closed and persistent fire blight problems pushed many Ontario growers out of the pear business, there’s a new excitement

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Honeycrisp sports race toward red

June 27th, 2017|0 Comments

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New varieties aren’t the only things on growers’ minds. They are also thinking about upgrading their Honeycrisp to one of the sports that are all

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Lots of new apples coming to market

June 26th, 2017|1 Comment

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Appealing taste profiles, earlier harvesting and southern expansions are some of the characteristics of the many new apples making their way into offerings this year.

Beyond

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EverCrisp off to a good start

June 23rd, 2017|1 Comment

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EverCrisp, Midwest Apple Improvement Association’s first commercial release, was a hit with customers in Cleveland last summer.

It’s a Honeycrisp and Fuji cross that looks similar

  • WA 38 apples. (TJ Mullinax/Good Fruit Grower)

Should Cosmic Crisp have a “utility” grade?

June 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Questions remain about color standards for new Washington State University variety.

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Cosmic tips to growing WA 38

June 21st, 2017|0 Comments

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The first commercial trees were planted this spring of the new apple variety WA 38, following nearly a decade of research into the horticultural traits

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Apple industry readies itself for the big thing called Cosmic Crisp

June 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Planting surge of highly hyped Cosmic Crisp is likely to test growers, packers, marketers — and consumers.

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Thinking of changing varieties? These growers have some advice.

June 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Switch decision: Why is this new apple the right variety for me?

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Daunting decisions when making the variety switch

June 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Weigh all the factors when deciding when and how to switch varieties.

  • Thomas Chao at the germplasm repository

What you learn from 50 million years of apple genetic history

June 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Apple germplasm repository in Geneva, New York, contains enormous collection of genetic diversity that likely holds fruit’s deep secrets.

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Ambrosia apple patent opens up

June 7th, 2017|0 Comments

20-year U.S. patent ends on popular club variety.

  • Clean Plant Center Northwest grapes

Northwest wine grape industry to streamline clean plant regulations

June 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Coming clean at the Clean Plant Center Northwest

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Rayapati: Risk of virus problems in field-grafted vineyards

June 6th, 2017|0 Comments

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The increasing demand for grapevines in the Pacific Northwest has many growers turning to field grafting to expand or replace their vineyards in order to

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Gilbert: Farm Bill bears fruit for all

June 6th, 2017|3 Comments

A Good Fruit Grower Good Point by Sean Gilbert, Gilbert Orchards

  • Alfredo Reyes, young grower from Royal City

Alfredo Reyes, a young grower from Royal City, Washington

June 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

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family background / Alfredo was born in Mexico and grew up in Wenatchee with four sisters and two brothers. Everyone in his immediate family works