Good Fruit Grower

Quick test for little cherry virus

By |July 8th, 2014|

The latest products and services for tree fruit and grape growers.

Packer adds packing capacity

By |July 8th, 2014|

The latest products and services for tree fruit and grape growers.

Tips on video from the 2014 Cherry Institute sessions

By |July 6th, 2014|

Three short videos highlighting tips for tree-fruit growers from the 2014 Cherry Institute in Yakima, Washington.

Editor’s note: the sound [...]

Registration for grapevine virus workshop ends July 3

By |June 30th, 2014|

July 3 is the deadline to register for one of three, half-day workshops on grapevine viruses and associated diseases [...]

New board member joins Washington Wine Industry Foundation

By |June 20th, 2014|

Sherri Swingle joins the Washington Wine Industry Foundation board of directors. Swingle, who was the executive director of the [...]

Consumers rate Cosmic Crisp (WA 38)

By |June 18th, 2014|

After the apples had been stored for several months, consumers preferred the taste and texture of WA 38 over Honeycrisp.

Good, better, best? The quest for better apple rootstocks

By |June 18th, 2014|

There is likely not a “best” apple rootstock, though the replant-tolerant Geneva rootstocks (G.41, G.214, G.935, G.210, G.30, G.890) [...]

Grim: Washington’s industry consolidation has reached the bell lap

By |June 16th, 2014|

Two and one-half years have passed since West Mathison broached the idea of industry consolidation in Washington State at the December, 2011 Annual Meeting in Wenatchee of the Washington State Horticultural Association (WSHA).

New website puts fruit genome research at your fingertips

By |June 10th, 2014|

A genome resource website has been created to help growers, researchers and people within the fruit industry better access [...]

  • Pears in Parker
    Permalink Pears growing near Parker, Washington on June 6, 2014 that will be part of a large crop expected in the Northwest this season. <b>(TJ Mullinax/Good Fruit Grower)</b>Gallery

    Pear growers expect 2014 crop of 411,400 tons, slightly below average

Pear growers expect 2014 crop of 411,400 tons, slightly below average

By |June 6th, 2014|

Pear growers in the Pacific Northwest expect the 2014 harvest to be down from last season’s record crop, as [...]