June 2017 Issue

To KGB or not to KGB?

By |June 29th, 2017|

Some cherry growers expand, some scale back on labor-friendly Kym Green Bush systems.

New Canadian pear varieties are fire blight tolerant

By |June 29th, 2017|

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A decade after a processing plant closed and persistent fire blight problems pushed many Ontario growers out of the pear

Honeycrisp sports race toward red

By |June 27th, 2017|

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New varieties aren’t the only things on growers’ minds. They are also thinking about upgrading their Honeycrisp to one of

Lots of new apples coming to market

By |June 26th, 2017|

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Appealing taste profiles, earlier harvesting and southern expansions are some of the characteristics of the many new apples making their

EverCrisp off to a good start

By |June 23rd, 2017|

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EverCrisp, Midwest Apple Improvement Association’s first commercial release, was a hit with customers in Cleveland last summer.

It’s a Honeycrisp and

Should Cosmic Crisp have a “utility” grade?

By |June 21st, 2017|

Questions remain about color standards for new Washington State University variety.

Cosmic tips to growing WA 38

By |June 21st, 2017|

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The first commercial trees were planted this spring of the new apple variety WA 38, following nearly a decade of

Apple industry readies itself for the big thing called Cosmic Crisp

By |June 21st, 2017|

Planting surge of highly hyped Cosmic Crisp is likely to test growers, packers, marketers — and consumers.

Thinking of changing varieties? These growers have some advice.

By |June 14th, 2017|

Switch decision: Why is this new apple the right variety for me?

Daunting decisions when making the variety switch

By |June 14th, 2017|

Weigh all the factors when deciding when and how to switch varieties.

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