October 2011 Issue

Michigan apple companies join forces

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Three Michigan apple companies have linked up to form All Fresh GPS, a limited liability company that will market fresh

7 billion apple slices sold

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Crunch Pak counts apple slices like McDonald’s counts hamburgers—and the count is nearing 7 billion slices sold since the company

Futures market for concentrate coming soon

By |October 1st, 2011|

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The status of the long-awaited futures trading contract in apple-juice concentrate hasn’t changed. It’s still coming “soon.”

“We are extremely close

Order out of chaos

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The Ditton Laboratory at East Malling was built in 1926 to conduct research on storage of tree fruits and develop

How many pears can the market take?

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Most fresh pears nowadays are still grown on old trees in long-established orchards.

But if, through research, the Pacific Northwest pear

Wine industry backs new center

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The Washington Wine Commission’s commitment of $7.4 million towards the cost of building a Wine Science Center at Washington State

Last Bite–Fuji, a world-class apple

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Fuji proved to be more difficult to grow and pack than Grady Auvil imagined. Fuji is in his right hand

An apple a day…

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Should apple growers follow the lead set by berries and fruits like tart cherries and use health ­benefits as a

Consumers are price conscious

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Consumers are coming back to normal—if by normal we mean the more “old-fashioned” way—being responsive to prices and being ­willing

In The Box

By |October 1st, 2011|

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Fruit fan Jesse James Botha enjoys reading the Good Fruit Grower at his grandfather’s home in South Africa.

Amy Botha of

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