O’Rourke: Apple prices will force efficiencies

By |March 23rd, 2015|

Grower profitability is influenced not just by prices received but by various other factors.

Health Canada approves Arctic apples for growth and sale

By |March 20th, 2015|

Health Canada has approved two varieties of Arctic apples, Arctic Granny Smith and Arctic Golden Delicious, for growth and [...]

Biennial pear congress to begin this year in Italy

By |March 18th, 2015|

Beginning this year, Italy’s Interpoma congress and trade show, which focuses on apples, will be alternated with Futurpera, an [...]

DeVaney: Why telling our story matters

By |March 10th, 2015|

By Jon DeVaney

While not yet ratified, an agreement on a new contract for West Coast port workers has been [...]

Positions open for Washington Wine Commission

By |March 3rd, 2015|

Wine grape growers and producers who are interested in joining the Washington Wine Commission board are asked to apply [...]

Crab apple pruning demos

By |March 2nd, 2015|

Two pruning demonstrations have been scheduled this month to help orchardists understand how to prune Manchurian crab apple trees [...]

Trade agreement is unifying: Good Point

By |February 27th, 2015|

A few years ago, Todd Fryhover of the Washington State Apple Commission was invited to speak at the Premier [...]

Schlect: A cold Arctic blast

By |February 17th, 2015|

● USDA announced last Friday its deregulation of a Canadian firm’s–Okanagan Specialty Fruits, Inc.–two varieties (Granny Smith and Golden) [...]

Flavor reigns at Andy’s Orchard

By |February 17th, 2015|

Andy Mariani and his tree-ripened fruit have a cult-like following.

Premium wine sales still growing

By |February 10th, 2015|

Growers need to focus on quality and target fruit for the $15 and up price point, say wine marketers.