Good Fruit Grower

February 1

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Page 2 of 55 FEATURES HORTICULTURE / VITICULTURE 12 Don't kill the golden goose New red Honeycrisp strains might disguise improper maturity. 14 16 18 20 Adjust Honeycrisp cropload early Overcropping means poorly colored, poor-storing and poor-tasting fruit. Multileader trees Lower costs and better vigor control work for high-density plantings. Blueberry trees? Billionaire quiet on vineyard plans Aquilini's British Columbia company shocked the wine world. 24 Most northern vineyard in Washington State 25 8 Most southern vineyard in Washington State 28 Living a dream Victor Palencia is one of the youngest winery owners in Washington's wine history. 30 38 12 18 Scientists trace red-flesh genes Could red-fleshed varieties be developed for the nutraceutical industry? More trials for new cherry rootstocks New MSU cherry rootstocks are dwarfing and precocious. 6 Fast track ends for Jerry Haak 8 Packing capacity grows in Michigan 10 Tart cherry market order renewal Growers will vote in March. 40 ReTain can improve fruit set 41 Do cherries need water before harvest? 41 Thinning doesn't always boost cherry size 42 Widow goes it alone, yet not alone Pear industry members step in to help Nancy Vaughn produce a quality crop GOOD FRUIT GROWER FEBUARY 1, 2014 3

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