fruit quality

WSU weed scientist returns to Scotland for ‘superfruit’ study with UK berry breeders

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – When Washington State University weed scientist Tim Miller teamed up with fruit researchers in the United Kingdom last summer, he was hoping to learn how weeds affect the quality and nutritional value of raspberries. He will travel to the James Hutton Institute in Invergowrie, Scotland for a second year of berry […]

Rootstock vs Own-rooted, Taste Washington, Auction of Washington Wines, Wine Cruise

Can Washington Growers Use Rootstocks and Maintain Fruit and Wine Quality? Almost all wine grapes grown in Washington are grown on their own roots. That’s unusual. In most of the world’s other major wine regions, grapes are grown on grafted rootstock. That is, varietal scions (the part of the plant that produces the leaves, buds, […]