October 2011 Issue

The big picture

By |October 1st, 2011|

When the U.S. Apple Association holds its annual marketing and outlook conference in Chicago in August, it’s an occasion [...]

7 billion apple slices sold

By |October 1st, 2011|

Crunch Pak counts apple slices like McDonald’s counts hamburgers—and the count is nearing 7 billion slices sold since the [...]

More late cherries coming

By |October 1st, 2011|

A new tree-fruit acreage survey in Washington State shows a decline in all tree fruits except cherries over the [...]

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 [...]