June 2012 Issue

Muscat plantings on the rise

By |June 1st, 2012|

Muscat grape varieties, the hottest selling wines in America, have also been the hottest selling grape nursery stock. And while there’s been an uptick in Muscat plantings in Washington State, in general, the state’s wine industry is taking a cautious approach to the latest wine fad.

New New York apples go in the ground this spring

By |June 1st, 2012|

This is NY 1, the Honeycrisp-like grower-friendly apple. Commercial plantings began this spring.
Photo courtesy of Cornell University

Two new [...]

Does MCP affect flavor?

By |June 1st, 2012|

A question that scientists say needs to be researched further is whether MCP (1-methylcyclopropene) affects the flavor and aroma [...]


By |June 1st, 2012|


New sports of popular apples—especially if they’re redder—always attract plenty of ­attention from growers.

So, you can [...]

Saving resources

By |June 1st, 2012|

Rod Grams obtained EQIP funding to upgrade his irrigation system, and is now using less water and fertilizer in [...]

In the Box

By |June 1st, 2012|

Now available online at www.goodfruit.com/Good-Fruit-Grower/April-15th-2012/ Get-the-most-out-of-glyphosate/

Why so BIG?
Dear Good Fruit Grower:

I own and operate a small orchard business. [...]

More predictability with MCP needed

By |June 1st, 2012|

Jake Gutzwiler said pear packers need to be able to use MCP accurately, effectively, and efficiently.

Fruit packers in Washington [...]

MCP results influenced by temperature

By |June 1st, 2012|

Jim Mattheis

Many factors influence how SmartFresh (1-methylcyclopropene) works, which means that there are several potential tools that packers can [...]

Succession of cherries

By |June 1st, 2012|

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s fruit breeding program at Summerland, British Columbia, is expected to release a new cherry variety [...]

What is known about MCP

By |June 1st, 2012|

More is known about treating Bartlett pears than d’Anjous, Bosc, or other varieties, says ­Welcome Sauer, president of AgroFresh, [...]