April 1st 2007 Issue

Optimum fruit size is small

By |April 1st, 2007|

Unable to obtain trees on virus-free M.9 rootstocks, Australian orchardists like Howard Hansen have to get by [...]

Attention to quality

By |April 1st, 2007|

Jade Wisniewski stacks lugs of Sweetheart cherries in a bin at Howard Hansen’s orchard. The planting is [...]

Don't hesitate with a hot variety

By |April 1st, 2007|

Sam DiMaria of British Columbia and other IFTA members look at Gala trees in plots at the [...]

Still looking for new varieties

By |April 1st, 2007|

Calvert Brothers was among the first Tasmanian orchards to plant Fuji in the late 1980s. The industry was looking [...]

Harvesting the sweet spots

By |April 1st, 2007|

The red light signals a high-vigor zone, the white light signals a low-vigor zone, and the amber [...]

Tasmania's new niche

By |April 1st, 2007|

Many cherry growers in Tasmania protect their orchards with hail nets and rain covers. The [...]

Last Bite

By |April 1st, 2007|

The Northwest Fruit Exchange was still prominent on this label that featured the smiling Indian boy. [...]

Seeking the Holy Grail of wines

By |April 1st, 2007|

Wine industry members have a love-hate relationship with wine ratings—those tasting scores given by critics that can greatly influence [...]

UnderstandIng wine scores

By |April 1st, 2007|

Amy Mumma, coordinator and instructor of Central Washington University’s World Wine Program, demystified the wine rating game during recent [...]

Wine surplus

By |April 1st, 2007|

The news is generally good for white wine varieties in the global market for the next few years, says [...]