July 2010 Issue

NEW APPLE is first of many

By |July 1st, 2010|

About 130 Washington growers are evaluating WSU’s first apple, WA 2, in their orchards.

Soon, Washington State growers are going [...]

In The Box

By |July 1st, 2010|

As a long-time subscriber to the Good Fruit Grower, I continue to be disappointed by the irrigation issue every [...]

Antibiotic on organic sunset list

By |July 1st, 2010|

Organic tree fruit growers in the Pacific Northwest are concerned that the National Organic Standards Board might drop its [...]

Apple growers need good niche apples

By |July 1st, 2010|

Nothing adds spice to a horticulture meeting like a discussion of new, upcoming, promising apple varieties.

Some growers—those depending on [...]

A direct marketer’s directory of apple varieties

By |July 1st, 2010|

Harvest date*
Variety
Comments

8/20
Zestar!
Crispy, juicy, nice sweet/tart balance, good flavor for an early apple, firm slices

8/20
Dandee [...]

A grower reaches out to consumers

By |July 1st, 2010|

Rosa Lynn is a chance seedling discovered on Washington’s Royal Slope. The fruit stores well.

If you discover an exciting [...]

Overcoming ripeness challenges

By |July 1st, 2010|

Crews should be instructed to clean out spur congestion, as shown by the pocket knife, during pruning.

With few perfect [...]

Avoid hazards when choosing cherries to plant

By |July 1st, 2010|

Early Robin has the potential of meeting the demand for an early harvest Rainier-type cherry.

Twenty years ago, fresh cherry [...]

Getting it ripe

By |July 1st, 2010|

The following viticulture strategies are recommended by Hogue Ranches and Mercer Estates’ Rick ­Hamman to help growers ripen wine [...]

In My View – Chris Schlect

By |July 1st, 2010|

The continued availability of agricultural chemicals used to protect crops from ­harmful pests and diseases is jeopardized from many [...]