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WA 38 ‘Cosmic Crisp™’ Fall Field Visits – Part 1

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Drs. Bruce Barritt, Ines Hanrahan and Mr. Tom Auvil describe WA38 ‘Cosmic Crisp™’ cultivar characteristics, tree handling, rootstocks, pollination, thinning, the issue of stem punctures, stem clipping, fruit size, shape, color and post harvest performance.

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Video Summary: WA 38 (or ‘Cosmic CrispTM‘) apple research trial results are discussed by trial participants. Drs. Bruce Barritt, Ines Hanrahan and Mr. Tom Auvil describe cultivar characteristics, tree handling, rootstocks, pollination, thinning, the issue of stem punctures, stem clipping, fruit size, shape, color and post harvest performance.

Dates: September 14 and 22, 2016

Locations: Prosser, Quincy and Rock Island, WA

Speakers: Dr. Bruce Barritt (Washington State University, retired), Dr. Ines Hanrahan and Mr. Tom Auvil (both with the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission)

Project Participants: Dr. Stefano Musacchi, Dr. Sara Serra, Dr. Desmond Layne, Dr. Ines Hanrahan, Karen Lewis, Tom Auvil and industry partners Stemilt Growers LLC and Allan Brothers, Inc.

Project Sponsors: Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission and USDA-WSDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program

Key Words: WA 38, ‘Cosmic Crisp’ apple, Honeycrisp, rootstock, pollination, thinning, stem punctures, stem clipping, fruit size, fruit shape, fruit color, sunburn, post harvest, crispness, firmness, flavor, consumer preference

 

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