February 1st 2013 Issue

New winery adds capacity

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Grapes are piped overhead from the crush pad on the right into the winery for processing. Notice the abundance [...]

Mist cooling for freeze protection

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This experimental plot at Michigan State University’s Clarksville Horticulture Experiment Station was established last year to study the Solid-Set [...]

The five most common mistakes

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 for a vertical trellis

Line posts are spaced too far apart. Kuhn advises spacing line posts 32 to 35 feet [...]

First Bite—Farewell

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Jim Black

I retire as managing editor as of February 1, having served Good Fruit Grower for over 20 years. [...]

A Journey of Hope

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Ed
Ed Kershaw speaks with a slow, measured cadence, carefully choosing each word to make his point. He draws [...]

Wine industry in a growth spurt

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Washington’s wine industry is in another growth spurt, though it’s not as obvious as the big boom in the [...]

Last Bite: Test your horticulture and viticulture savvy

By |February 1st, 2013|

1. What is the leading grape variety by acreage grown in Washington State?
a. Riesling
b. Syrah
c. Chardonnay
d. Cabernet Sauvignon

2. What [...]

Zirkle Fruit moves into wine

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The two 50-ton grape presses came from Italy and fit perfectly when put in place on the concrete pad.

Good Stuff

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The iconic blue FFA jacket, worn by more than four million young agricultural leaders since it was introduced in [...]

Bulk wine prices stay strong

By |February 1st, 2013|

Washington wine producers can expect strong prices for red bulk wines for the next several years, Josh Maloney, winemaker [...]