October 2010 Issue

Last Bite – Exponential growth

By |October 1st, 2010|

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Capitalizing on Native American images to sell fruit, Skookum and Yum-Yum labels were developed in competing regions of Washington State.

After

WSU releases second new apple, called WA 5

By |October 1st, 2010|

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Just a year after the release of WA 2, WSU’s apple breeding program in Wenatchee is releasing its second new

Steps to commercialization

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New apple varieties from Washington State University are evaluated and ­commercialized under the following general guidelines.

Phase 1: Initial seedling selection

Low-volume prestorage drenching is attractive

By |October 1st, 2010|

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Dave Rosenberger described how he tested the effectiveness of low-volume nonrecycling drenches for fruit going into storage. His audience included

Ripe cherries are less likely to pit

By |October 1st, 2010|

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It’s generally believed that riper cherries are more susceptible to pitting than less mature cherries, but Dr. Peter Toivonen, postharvest

Gearing up for a new season

By |October 1st, 2010|

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Several years ago, National Apple Week was expanded into National Apple Month, which is actually three months long and involves

The apple world in 2020

By |October 1st, 2010|

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A panel of experts took a look ahead at what the apple industry might be like in 2020, ten years

Mysterious ailment strikes

By |October 1st, 2010|

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A mysterious disease that has been killing the best looking, reddest strains of McIntosh apples in the nicest orchards in

Totally RED

By |October 1st, 2010|

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Because the red pigments are antioxidants, red-fleshed apples do not turn brown when sliced.

Swiss nursery owner and fruit breeder Markus

Future Fruit Growers of Lake Ontario

By |October 1st, 2010|

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The Young Grower Alliance organized this get-together with those from “the old generation” to discuss the orderly transition of ownership

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