July 2012 Issue

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 [...]

Living with plum pox

By |July 1st, 2012|

Jim Bittner, pictured with a tour group in his New York orchard, pulled out 20 acres of peaches when [...]

Canadians will reduce pressure to eliminate plum pox

By |July 1st, 2012|

In the “usual” journalistic process, reporters find expert sources and ask questions, then ask additional questions as the answers [...]

Truitt Brothers helps consolidate pear processing

By |July 1st, 2012|

After almost 40 years as a major pear canner, Truitt Brothers of Salem, Oregon, is “bowing out” of the [...]

Merging two cultures

By |July 1st, 2012|

During the early cherry season, West Mathison, ­president of Stemilt Growers, Inc., Wenatchee, Washington, spends about half his time [...]

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 [...]