October 2010 Issue

Mysterious ailment strikes

By |October 1st, 2010|

A mysterious disease that has been killing the best looking, reddest strains of McIntosh apples in the nicest orchards [...]

Keeping the customer satisfied

By |October 1st, 2010|

Over the past ten years I have initiated a number of research trials that, when taken together, tell an [...]

Totally RED

By |October 1st, 2010|

Because the red pigments are antioxidants, red-fleshed apples do not turn brown when sliced.

Swiss nursery owner and fruit breeder [...]

Farmworker becomes WINERY OWNER

By |October 1st, 2010|

Sergio and Kristy Martinez have partnered with their son and daughter-in-law to establish Martinez and Martinez Winery.

A life-long farmworker, [...]

Future Fruit Growers of Lake Ontario

By |October 1st, 2010|

The Young Grower Alliance organized this get-together with those from “the old generation” to discuss the orderly transition of [...]

Lofty goals

By |October 1st, 2010|

Andrew and Monica Martinez are the drivers behind the Martinez and Martinez Winery.

Martinez and Martinez Winery was launched in [...]

Is drosophila a Washington State resident?

By |October 1st, 2010|

Entomologists in the Pacific Northwest intend to find out how well the spotted wing drosophila can survive the region’s [...]

Last Bite – Exponential growth

By |October 1st, 2010|

Capitalizing on Native American images to sell fruit, Skookum and Yum-Yum labels were developed in competing regions of Washington [...]

In the Box

By |October 1st, 2010|

Dear Good Fruit Grower:
Can sweet cherries be grown in USDA climate zone 4—successfully?

I live 20 miles north of [...]

WSU releases second new apple, called WA 5

By |October 1st, 2010|

Just a year after the release of WA 2, WSU’s apple breeding program in Wenatchee is releasing its second [...]