July 2012 Issue

In the Box

By |July 1st, 2012|

Dear Good Fruit Grower:
I just received the June 2012 issue. As always, lots of good and timely information [...]

Canning pear price set for Pacific Northwest

By |July 1st, 2012|

The price for processing Bartlett pears grown in the Pacific Northwest has been set for the next three years.

The [...]

Good to Know — Consumers prefer WA 2

By |July 1st, 2012|

WA 2 is a bright red-pink color with distinct lenticels. It is at prime eating quality several months after [...]

Bob Koehler promoted by Pear Bureau

By |July 1st, 2012|

The Pear Bureau Northwest has promoted Bob Koehler to lead regional marketing manager. In this new position, he will [...]

Canned pear assessment drops

By |July 1st, 2012|

Northwest pear growers will pay a reduced assessment on canned pears in the coming season. The rate will drop [...]

Extended Stemilt cherry season

By |July 1st, 2012|

The California cherry season can make or break the start of the Washington State cherry deal. Good quality cherries [...]

Focus on soil health

By |July 1st, 2012|

Apple seedlings grown in soil infested with root-lesion nematodes (on the left) and in soil without nematodes (on the [...]

U.S. canned pear industry is in flux

By |July 1st, 2012|

The canned pear world is in the midst of change. With more than a decade of declining Bartlett pear [...]

Rootstocks don’t affect wine

By |July 1st, 2012|

Markus Keller says growers in eastern Washington now have no reason to fear using rootstocks.
Photo by Melissa Hansen

A [...]

Florida PEACHES

By |July 1st, 2012|

When devastating freezes strike the Florida citrus industry, it becomes national news immediately, as people want to know how [...]