Varieties

 

Cosmic CrispTM brand

'WA 38' cv. (PP 24,210)

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Trees of WA 38 are being grown this summer by NNII nurseries to fill orders by growers selected in WSU's random drawing for the first rights to plant this new flavorful cultivar.  About 600,000 trees are due to be planted next spring, and over a million trees are ordered for planting in subsequent years.

Cosmic CrispTM,'WA 38' cv. is a product of WSU's apple breeding program and a result of a cross of Honeycrisp and Enterprise apple cultivars.  It is crisp, flavorful, grower friendly, and stores well.  More information on this new apple can be viewed at http://www.cosmiccrisp.com.

Sunrise MagicTM brand

'WA 2' cv. (PP 21,710)

A new variety from Washington State University created from a cross of Splendour and Gala.  The fruit is medium sized to large.  Fruit skin is an attractive orange-red to pinkish-red blush over a yellow background with very conspicuous white lenticels.  Fruit is  firm in texture, crisp, and extra juicy.  It stores extremely well and flavor can be enhanced during storage.
WA 2 was previously released and given the name Crimson Delight.  Branding of the Sunrise Magic name with the fruit should allow this cultivar to gain inroads into the marketplace.  More information on this apple can be viewed at http://www.sunriseapple.com/.
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Chelan™

PC7146-23 cv.
chelan1Chelan™ brand cherry is the most popular early season, export-quality dark red sweet cherry in the Pacific Northwest. Similar to Bing in appearance, the fruit is medium-to-large in size, with a mahogany red skin and medium-to-dark red flesh. It ripens 10 to 12 days before Bing, has good firmness and flavor, and exhibits lower susceptibility to both rain-induced cracking and heat-induced double/spur fruit formation than Bing.

Chelan™ brand cherry produces a tree that is more moderate in branching angle than Bing. It flowers precociously and fruits heavily, requiring good management to achieve optimal fruit size. Thus, precocious rootstocks are not needed for early cropping and may make management for optimal fruit size more intensive.

Chelan™ brand cherry begins blooming several days ahead of Bing, though it flowers prolifically and generally overlaps with the later Bing bloom in the Pacific Northwest. It is not self fertile; known cross-pollinizers include Rainier, Bing, Van, and Index™. Chelan™ brand cherry is incompatible with Burlat, Tieton™ and PC 7214-3. Pollen compatibility (S3S9). Recent screening tests have suggested Chelan™ brand cherry is resistant to powdery mildew. More complete studies are being planned.

Most of the Chelan™ brand cherry trees produced during the 1990s are assumed to be infected with Prune Dwarf Virus (PDV). Certified virus free budwood became available in 2000. Ongoing research has shown possible incompatibility of Chelan™ brand cherry on Mahaleb rootstocks. Until further research is conclusive, Chelan™ brand cherry is not recommended for propagation on Mahaleb rootstocks.

Production and compatibility of Chelan™ brand cherry on rootstocks other than Mazzard is unknown at this time

Selah®

PC7064-3 cv. (USPP 16,135)
selahSelah® brand cherry is a late-season, excellent quality dark red sweet cherry. Its fruit is very large and ripens around Lapins. Selah® brand cherry is moderately firm, and produces a vigorous tree that is similar in branching angle to Bing. It blooms with Bing and is self fertile.

Selah® brand cherry has excellent flavor, scoring well when compared to Lapins in taste panel evaluations. It has long stems that help prevent tightly bunched clusters as seen with Lapins.

Production and compatibility of Selah® brand cherry on rootstocks other than Mazzard is unknown at this time. Selah® brand cherry is susceptible to powdery mildew.

Cowiche™

selahPC7903-2 cv. (USPP 21,073)
The Cowiche™ is a strongly flavored very large dark red cherry with excellent firmness that matures 4 to 7 days after Bing. Trees are very productive. Bloom is mid season and compatible with Bing, Van, Rainier, and Tieton® PC7144-6 cv. The fruit stem is long and thick.

Regina™

reginaJork57/201 cv. (USPP 11,530)
A late maturing large red and flavorful cherry. Regina™ brand cherry shows some resistance to rain cracking. It was developed in Germany. NNII assists the Cherry Variety Research Coop in marketing this selection.

GoldbarTM

goldbar_thGoldbarTM (PA7201-1 cv.) - Bears large to very large fruit of excellent quality and flavor. Because of its fruit quality, firmness and shelf life, GoldbarTM is readily shipped to distant fresh markets.  The flesh and skin are similar to GoldstrikeTM.   It also is an introduction from Washington State University’s Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center in Prosser, WA.

GoldstrikeTM

apricotsGoldstrikeTM (PA7221-1 cv.) is very productive and bears large, firm fruit of excellent eating quality.  The skin is orange with a light reddish purple blush.  It is an introduction from Washington State University’s Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center in Prosser, WA.  GoldstrikeTM  will cross pollinate with GoldbarTM.

 

TomcotTM

apricotsTomcotTM (PA7005-8 cv.) produces medium to large fruit with a flesh that is firm, flavorful, orange, and moderately juicy. The skin is light orange with some blush on exposed areas. It ripens about 2 1/2 weeks ahead of Wenatchee Moorpark. It was introduced by Washington State University’s Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center in Prosser, WA. The tree is vigorous and somewhat self-fertile, but cross pollination by another variety is recommended.

Index™

index2PC7222-1 cv. (USPP 10,459)
Index™ brand cherry is an early-to-mid-season, export-quality dark red sweet cherry. Similar to Bing in appearance with a somewhat flattened dorsal side, the fruit is large in size, with a glossy mahogany red skin and medium red flesh. It ripens 4 to 6 days before Bing, has good firmness, and excellent flavor. The susceptibility to rain-induced cracking is comparable to Bing.

Index™ brand cherry produces a tree that is similar in branching angle to Bing. Its productivity is very good. Index™ begins blooming several days ahead of Bing, overlapping very well with Chelan™ brand cherry in the Pacific Northwest. It is self-fertile and thus can pollinate other cultivars with similar bloom times. The chilling requirement of Index™ brand cherry is not yet known, but is presumed to be similar to Bing.

Production and compatibility of Index™ brand cherry on rootstocks other than Mazzard is unknown at this time.

Tieton®

PC7144-6 cv. (USPP 11,385)
tieton1Tieton® brand cherry is an early-season, premium export-quality dark red sweet cherry. Similar to Bing in appearance, the fruit is very large in size (10 to 14 g, 28 to 32 mm width), with a glossy mahogany red skin and medium red flesh. It ripens 6 to 9 days before Bing, has excellent firmness, and a mild flavor. The susceptibility to both rain-induced cracking and heat-induced double/spur fruit are comparable to Bing.

Tieton® brand cherry produces a vigorous tree that is similar in branching angle to Bing. Its productivity is light to moderate on standard rootstocks, suggesting that dwarfing, precocious, highly-productive rootstocks may be preferred. Experience with Tieton® brand cherry on Gisela® 5 suggests this may be the most optimal combination for moderating tree vigor and improving tree productivity.

Tieton® brand cherry begins blooming slightly ahead of Bing, overlapping bloom periods very well in the Pacific Northwest. It is self-infertile but is compatible with Bing. It is incompatible with Burlat, Chelan® brand cherry and PC 7214-3. Pollen compatibility (S3S9).

The chilling requirement of Tieton® brand cherry is not yet known, but is presumed to be similar to that of Bing. Tieton® brand cherry is susceptible to powdery mildew.

Benton®

PC7146-8 cv. (USPP 15,847)
benton2Benton® brand cherry is a mid-season, excellent quality dark red sweet cherry. Similar to Bing in appearance, the fruit is large but ripens a few days before Bing, has excellent firmness, and superior flavor. Benton® brand cherry produces a vigorous tree that is similar in branching angle to Bing. It blooms later than Bing, consistently crops well, has lower susceptibility to rain cracking than Bing, and is self fertile.

In consumer evaluations at the local Prosser Farmer’s Market, Benton® brand cherry has performed better than all other cherries, including Bing, due to its superior flavor and quality.

Production and compatibility of Benton® brand cherry on rootstocks other than Mazzard is unknown at this time. Benton® brand cherry is susceptible to powdery mildew.

Kiona™

PC8007-2(1)PC8007-2 cv. (USPP 20,526)
Kiona™ cherry trees produce large dark red fruit that ripen 6 to 9 days before Bing and a few days before the Tieton® brand of cherry. Taste tests reveal high consumer appeal for this fruit. It blooms mid-late to late season, generally 4 to 7 days after Bing. Potential pollinzers include trees of Benton® PC7146-8 cv., Skeena, CashmereTM PC7144-3 cv. and ReginaTM York 57/201 cv. (USPP 11530)

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