February 1st 2011 Issue

Organic bubble hasn’t burst

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The entry of Walmart into organic fruit retailing five years ago helped fuel the demand for organic fruit, and [...]

Exclusive opportunities

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Many major U.S. apple packers and marketers are offering exclusive varieties to their customers in an effort to gain [...]

Quick Bites

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Pear committee nominations
Nominations for positions on the Processed Pear Committee will be accepted during upcoming fruit industry meetings.

Nominations [...]

Grape industry honors Wildman

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Tedd Wildman, described by some as a perfectionist, has developed a reputation for growing high quality grapes. [...]

Stepping aside

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Tedd Wildman is busy loading grapes during harvest.

It would be easier to list the industry groups that Prosser, Washington’s [...]

Last Bite–The Comeback Kid

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A typical Riesling vineyard in Germany’s Mosel region. Some of the steepest vineyards in the world are found in [...]

Rootstocks, varieties, and tree training

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A research and demonstration orchard near Ferrara, Italy, is a horticulturist’s dream—a 25-acre plot to study rootstocks, varieties, and [...]

Running ladders

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Dear Good Fruit Grower:
Many thanks for running the article on my Running Fruit Ladders project, “Large Art For [...]

Clean plant material fundamental

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The young vines in grow tubes are replants due to disease-contaminated plant material.

When Tedd Wildman began planting lesser-known red [...]

Spin your weeds away

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After years of sitting on a tractor to knock down vineyard weeds with an old grape hoe, only doing [...]