By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities
RICHLAND, Wash. – Between 15-18 billion apples are harvested every year in Washington state for fresh market consumption, but often farmers can’t find enough people to pick the fruit.
By Kate Wilhite, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences
PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University will hold a random drawing to determine which Washington growers will be the first to plant the newest apple developed by the WSU apple breeding program. This will facilitate a fair and equitable distribution of a limited number of WA 38 trees in the first year of release.
PULLMAN, Wash. – A genetically engineered apple that doesn’t brown after it is cut has received media attention recently. Meanwhile, Washington State University’s recently released apple variety, WA 38, also is extremely slow to brown – and it was developed with conventional breeding techniques used for millennia.