Growers face land constraints

By |April 15th, 2014|

Fruit growers in British Columbia , Canada, may still stand tall as leaders in high-density orchard systems, but they can only wonder at the enormity of the Washington apple industry across their southern border.

Managing Honeycrisp nutrition

By |April 14th, 2014|

Balancing the crop load is particularly important with Honeycrisp, which is more susceptible than other apple varieties to problems [...]

Which is better for growing apples, angled or upright?

By |April 11th, 2014|

Growers and researchers weigh in.

Honeycrisp: Grow it, then crop it

By |April 10th, 2014|

Although growers want to reap early returns from their Honeycrisp plantings, they need to let the trees grow first.

Spreading shoots of young apple trees

By |April 10th, 2014|

Proper spreading of shoots and branches is an important step in developing a productive orchard.

Choose the right rootstock for Honeycrisp

By |April 10th, 2014|

The ideal rootstock for Honeycrisp is one that promotes moderate tree vigor along with good productivity, says Dr. Terence [...]

Are you the employer of choice?

By |April 7th, 2014|

Three apple producers look to mechanization to help deal with potential labor shortages.

Nursery is going out strong

By |April 3rd, 2014|

Family operated Columbia Basin Nursery is selling its last trees.

Opal apple verified non-GMO

By |April 2nd, 2014|

FirstFruits heads off confusion with a GMO-apple that might be approved.

Ryan Swanson, Young Grower from Nova Scotia

By |March 27th, 2014|

Ryan Swanson/ grower / Centreville, Nova Scotia, Canada

age / 37

crops / More than 130 acres of apples

business / Eisses [...]