August 2013 Issue

Lottery planned for WA 38

By |November 27th, 2013|

Washington State University expects big demand for trees of its latest apple release.

Cider history repeated?

By |August 1st, 2013|

Reputedly, hard cider is America’s historic beverage, once considered safer to drink than water and easy to produce since [...]

How many apples?

By |August 1st, 2013|

When the U.S. Apple Association convenes in Chicago later this month for the Apple Crop Outlook and Marketing Conference, [...]

The Wafler-Cornell apple harvester

By |August 1st, 2013|

This earlier prototype was photographed in August 2010, during an International Fruit Tree Association tour to Wafler Nursery. The [...]

A sense of place

By |August 1st, 2013|

Clay Mackey says their Cabernet Franc vineyard survived the cold temperatures in late spring.
by Melissa Hansen

Clay Mackey and [...]

The French connection

By |August 1st, 2013|

At least a dozen orchardists along the Hudson River from New York City north to Albany are developing cideries—the [...]

Paying by the pound

By |August 1st, 2013|

Growers who have seen a new cherry harvest monitoring system developed at Washington State University are eager for it to be commercialized.

The top 5 ways to ensure apples store well

By |August 1st, 2013|

For good storage life, apples must be picked at optimum maturity. The standard starch iodine test is the easiest [...]

Consumer pull

By |August 1st, 2013|

Proprietary Variety Management, a new company helping to commercialize  two new red-fleshed apple varieties developed by Bill Howell of [...]

Hot tips for Honeycrisp

By |August 1st, 2013|

Growers visited the Honeycrisp orchard of Mike Robinson (right) in June and will have the opportunity to return near [...]