May 15th 2010 Issue

Wanted: Endangered apples

By |May 15th, 2010|

Walking through the Maine Heritage Orchard in Unity, Maine, is like walking through a Noah’s Ark for apples. The [...]

Like firecrackers for the 4th of July

By |May 15th, 2010|

Hoxsie’s Farm Market is ideally located to serve a million tourists during the week of July 4—but he needs [...]

Maine apples wanted

By |May 15th, 2010|

John Bunker examines an apple at the Sandy River Orchard, Mercer, Maine, with 90-year-old Francis Fenton, owner (in blue).

These [...]

The KGB revealed

By |May 15th, 2010|

In the late 1990s, Oregon cherry growers began planting pedestrian orchards, utilizing training systems developed in Europe to grow [...]

Preventing pear rot

By |May 15th, 2010|

Dr. David Sugar, plant pathologist at Oregon State University, says the nitrogen and calcium levels in the orchard can [...]

Wasps ruin cherry crop

By |May 15th, 2010|

The European paper wasp looks similar to a yellow jacket, but has a narrower body and longer hind legs.

Cherry [...]

You hear that buzz?

By |May 15th, 2010|

SweeTango orchards like this one at Pepin Heights produced enough fruit last year to start the buzz, which could [...]

Cherries with stems

By |May 15th, 2010|

The challenge is getting the cherry to separate at the upper abscission zone at the twig.

In the complex world [...]

Geneva releases FOUR new rootstocks

By |May 15th, 2010|

This rootstock, commercialized as Geneva 214, is one of four newly released from the New York breeding program. Growers [...]

Good Job

By |May 15th, 2010|

Harold Thome is Pomesters’ Fruit Man of the Year
Harold Thome, a fourth-generation apple grower on Fruit Ridge near [...]