July 2009 Issue

Good Question – Pear Industry Issue

By |July 1st, 2009|

Rob Peterson
Hood River, Oregon
Mexican tariff
Peterson said the most pressing issue is the 20 percent tariff on [...]

From wines to spirits

By |July 1st, 2009|

Rusty Figgins plans to be selling apple eau-de-vie and other clear, unaged brandy products later this year.

Berle “Rusty” Figgins, [...]

Big plans for WSU viticulture

By |July 1st, 2009|

Dr. Thomas Henick-Kling tasted wines produced from Puget Sound appellation grapes during a visit to Washington State University’s Northwest [...]

Canned pear assessment rises

By |July 1st, 2009|

The promotional assessment on Pacific Northwest processed pears will increase from $5 to $7.11 per ton this season in [...]

Global wine perspective

By |July 1st, 2009|

German-born Thomas Henick-Kling developed an interest and appreciation for wine at a young age. When he was just 16, [...]

Cherums and peacotums

By |July 1st, 2009|

Children enjoy novel hybrid fruits during a tasting at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.

Zaiger Genetics, Inc., [...]

Pear crop is large, but not a record

By |July 1st, 2009|

Pacific Northwest pear growers are expecting to harvest a large, but not record winter pear crop this fall.

The industry’s [...]

In the Box

By |July 1st, 2009|

Dear Good Fruit Grower:

If Ben Mann (cover artist, June 2009 Good Fruit Grower) were working for me, he would [...]

The Zee Fire effect

By |July 1st, 2009|

Managed varieties are a vital strategy for growers and marketers to protect the health [...]

Premium Rainiers

By |July 1st, 2009|

Norm Gutzwiler wants growers who put more time and effort into raising quality cherries to be rewarded.

The Washington State [...]