May 15th 2010 Issue

Cherries still top summer produce item

By |May 15th, 2010|

Market research conducted during the 2009 season on behalf of the Northwest Cherry Growers shows that cherries maintain the [...]

Cigar box labels preceded fruit box labels

By |May 15th, 2010|

In the late 1800s, cigar labels were embossed and gilded with gold leaf or bronzing.

The rationale for eye-catching, well-designed [...]

Exploring tunnels

By |May 15th, 2010|

To best use valuable space, Greg Lang planted rows close and trained trees tall and narrow into a fruiting [...]

Grape clones: Learn by doing

By |May 15th, 2010|

Without published research on which grape clones are best suited to Washington State conditions, growers must rely on the [...]

Benefits of tunnels

By |May 15th, 2010|

Greg Lang explains how he removes buds in order to develop a whorl of limbs around the tree axis.

High [...]

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 [...]