October 2011 Issue

Futures market for concentrate coming soon

By |October 1st, 2011|

The status of the long-awaited futures trading contract in apple-juice concentrate hasn’t changed. It’s still coming “soon.”

“We are extremely [...]

Order out of chaos

By |October 1st, 2011|

The Ditton Laboratory at East Malling was built in 1926 to conduct research on storage of tree fruits and [...]

In The Box

By |October 1st, 2011|

Fruit fan Jesse James Botha enjoys reading the Good Fruit Grower at his grandfather’s home in South Africa.

Amy Botha [...]

How many pears can the market take?

By |October 1st, 2011|

Most fresh pears nowadays are still grown on old trees in long-established orchards.

But if, through research, the Pacific Northwest [...]

Tweets tout SweeTango

By |October 1st, 2011|

Eastern Canadian radio personality Kate Peardon’s photo was on the Facebook page of Scotian Gold Cooperative in Nova Scotia.

Since [...]

Wine industry backs new center

By |October 1st, 2011|

The Washington Wine Commission’s commitment of $7.4 million towards the cost of building a Wine Science Center at Washington [...]

Performance of WA 2 in industry evaluations

By |October 1st, 2011|

Figure 1: “Parrot beak” can occur on WA 2 fruit grown on one-year-old wood.

Washington State University’s new apple variety [...]

Last Bite–Fuji, a world-class apple

By |October 1st, 2011|

Fuji proved to be more difficult to grow and pack than Grady Auvil imagined. Fuji is in his right [...]

Growing sought-after Syrah grapes

By |October 1st, 2011|

Mike Sauer of Red Willow Vineyard was the first to plant Syrah wine grapes in Washington State.
Melissa Hansen

Syrah [...]

An apple a day…

By |October 1st, 2011|

Should apple growers follow the lead set by berries and fruits like tart cherries and use health ­benefits as [...]