Some of the suggestions so far:

Arctic apples

Plant illustration repository

Launch of Plant Direct Journal

Engineering Quantitative Trait Variation for Crop Improvement by Genome Editing

Bypassing Negative Epistasis on Yield in Tomato Imposed by a Domestication Gene

The ancestral flower of angiosperms and its early diversification

What are some of the other big news and findings of 2017? Your suggestions welcomed!