January 15th 2013 Issue

Predicting problems

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Left: Dave Rudell checks stored Honeycrisp for development of scald at the USDA lab in Wenatchee. Later stages of soft

Honeycrisp challenges packers

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As Washington’s Honeycrisp production increases, so does the need to store the variety for longer periods of time. Last fall,

The future of Rainier cherries

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The blush color of Rainier cherries sets the fruit apart in the marketplace. But color is also one of the

Defect sorting could reduce costs

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The Washington apple industry must be one of the few that puts every possible input into the product before throwing

IS Early Robin too red?

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The 2012 season marked the first time there was ­significant quantity of the early Rainier-type cherry Early Robin in the

Cider squeezing with the dragon

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Developers put some teeth into their apple press.
Photo courtesy of Anderson Island Historical Society

The humble potato harvester, developed in the

Growers urged to make themselves heard

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Jon Wyss, government affairs analyst for Gebbers Farms, urges tree fruit growers to make their voices heard in the next

Ladders on the run

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Photos courtesy of John Maher

It was the “elegant, gorgeous shape” of wooden orchard ladders that first struck artist John Maher.

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Quick Bites

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British are Smitten
Prevar Limited has licensed the rights to grow, market, and sell the Smitten apple in the United Kingdom

Wine Wheel of Fortune

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California is facing an emerging wine shortage, according to Stephens Moody with Turrentine Brokerage in Novato, California.

Turrentine, which handles bulk

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