Good, better, best? The quest for better apple rootstocks

By |June 18th, 2014|

There is likely not a “best” apple rootstock, though the replant-tolerant Geneva rootstocks (G.41, G.214, G.935, G.210, G.30, G.890) [...]

Building for the apple boom

By |June 17th, 2014|

Washington’s apple production has ramped up faster than expected.

High demand for trees

By |June 17th, 2014|

There seems to be no letup in growers’ desire to plant more apple trees.
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    Northwest cherry growers gain airlift capacity into Shanghai

Northwest cherry growers gain airlift capacity into Shanghai

By |June 11th, 2014|

Northwest cherry growers gained airlift capacity into China with the launch today of weekly service between Seattle and Shanghai [...]

Corr: Our Gov is a Good Fruit Grower reader

By |June 9th, 2014|

Before he went into full-time politics, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee worked as a lawyer in apple growing Selah, Washington, [...]

More varieties on the way

By |June 9th, 2014|

Higher-quality apples should increase consumption and expand trade.

Breeding becomes more efficient

By |June 9th, 2014|

Genetic markers are available for predicting many fruit traits, but nothing can replace the human palate.

Washington Gov. Inslee kicks off 2014 cherry season

By |June 6th, 2014|

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee kicked off the start of the 2014 cherry season at an appearance today with Rick [...]

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    Pear growers expect 2014 crop of 411,400 tons, slightly below average

Pear growers expect 2014 crop of 411,400 tons, slightly below average

By |June 6th, 2014|

Pear growers in the Pacific Northwest expect the 2014 harvest to be down from last season’s record crop, as [...]

Beyond Honeycrisp

By |June 5th, 2014|

Several new varieties are coming to market with high expectations.