China could become big pear market

By |July 1st, 2013|

China could become a significant market for U.S. pears. Louis Ng, who represents the Pear Bureau Northwest in China, believes China could be importing 500,000 to 600,000 boxes of pears annually within the next five to ten years. That would make China the second-largest pear export market after Mexico.

Undercover production in China

By |July 1st, 2013|

Greenhouses or high tunnels can advance the ripening of peaches and nectarines. (Video and Photo Gallery at bottom of story)

First Bite

By |May 15th, 2013|

As the Northwest cherry season draws closer, for the first time in six or seven years I am thinking [...]

Good Point: China

By |May 15th, 2013|

I have talked about the immediate threat of the excessive increases in apple production from Washington State and went [...]

Meet Washington State’s new agriculture director

By |April 15th, 2013|

Bud Hover’s road to directorship of the Washington State Department of Agriculture began in 1938 when his mother and [...]

Good Point: Forecasting future Asian import demand

By |March 1st, 2013|

More information on the study is available on the Web site www.e-belrose.com or by sending an e-mail to belrose@pullman.com.

Leading [...]

U.S. pears head to China

By |March 1st, 2013|

The Pear Bureau Northwest is giving this framed God of Fortune poster to Chinese importers to demonstrate the profit [...]

Red-fleshed apples

By |January 15th, 2013|

The red trait, which is common in crab apples and ornamentals, produces flesh colored anywhere from pink to deep [...]

Wine Wheel of Fortune

By |January 15th, 2013|

California is facing an emerging wine shortage, according to Stephens Moody with Turrentine Brokerage in Novato, California.

Turrentine, which handles [...]

Last Bite: Cox pipped out by Gala

By |December 1st, 2012|

Cox’s Orange Pippin is a firm, juicy, full-flavored apple with an orange-red skin and cream-colored flesh.
Photo by Jacqueline [...]