Cosmic Crisp Field Day
The Cosmic Crisp apple is getting closer to taking its place in the produce department. WSU is hosting a Cosmic Crisp Spring Field Day at a couple of locations to let producers have a look. Kate Evans with WSU's Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center
EVANS: We figured the close we get to growers having trees to plant, and we're getting pretty close now because the first trees will come out next spring, we figured it was becoming more and more important that we provide opportunity at different time points in the season for growers to come see a planting of Cosmic Crisp and to get the most up-to-date information that we've got in terms of the best way to manage the tree.
The day will be hosted by Stefano Musacchi, Tom Auvil and Evans.
EVANS: Growers will have the opportunity to see what the trees look like, what the bloom looks like now to get a bit of up-to-the-minute thinking about pruning and tree management. You know, the thing is, whenever you put put a new variety or whenever a grower is trying to grow something different, as much information that they can gain beforehand about the best way to do it, they're going to be more successful, right?
The field day is slated for Thursday, April 7th.
EVANS: The first part of the day we're going to start at the WSU Rosa orchard. We've got an anchor planting down there, we've got three different growing systems and two different root stocks. Then we're going to travel up to WSU Sunrise, same day, just later in the afternoon session there as well.
That's today's Fruit Grower Report. I'm Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network of the West.