January 15th 2010 Issue

Who’s pushing red strains?

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Yakima, Washington, grower-packer Dave Allan doesn’t think consumers are the ones demanding redder apples.

The worldwide popularity of Gala, a [...]

Early Fujis kick-start the season

By |January 15th, 2010|

It’s been said that when Grady Auvil discovered an early Fuji sport in his orchard in 1993, the tree [...]

Is redder better?

By |January 15th, 2010|

Gale Gala is one of more than 30 Gala strains.

In the last two decades, Gala apples have taken the [...]

Planting for the future: Rootstocks

By |January 15th, 2010|

Malling 9 rootstocks, shown in layer beds at Willow Drive Nursery, Washington, have proven to be the most efficient [...]

Seeking strength in adversity

By |January 15th, 2010|

The disastrous 2009 Northwest cherry deal could be a catalyst for change, resulting in a stronger industry, industry representatives [...]

Cherries in Chile

By |January 15th, 2010|

Shawn Gay visits a high-producing Bing, Lapins, and Sweetheart orchard in the Puente Negro area of Chile.

Like other fruit-growing [...]

Forecasting the perfect storm

By |January 15th, 2010|

The Pacific Northwest region’s bumper 2009 cherry crop should have come as no surprise, says Lee Gale, technical consultant [...]

The 1-2-3 rule of pruning

By |January 15th, 2010|

Two-year-old wood and young spurs produce the most and best Packham pears.

The largest and best quality apples and pears [...]

Taking cover

By |January 15th, 2010|

Iuar Iraira (foreground), manager of the Fundo Agua Buena orchard (in the center picture), discusses the Voen louvered rain [...]

Nursery goes high-tech

By |January 15th, 2010|

This machine carries five workers on seats through a block of nursery trees to remove suckers. The machine can [...]