October 2015 Issue

Looking for good sports

By |October 23rd, 2015|

Michigan State researcher thinks mutations will help identify genes governing apple quality traits.

Before you push trees

By |October 23rd, 2015|

Older orchards can be repurposed to new uses or topworked to new varieties.

Bruce Allen has a passion for quality

By |October 23rd, 2015|

As volumes of Honeycrisp increase, high quality will be key to success.

Grow the tree before cropping Honeycrisp

By |October 22nd, 2015|

Honeycrisp trees will stop growing as soon as they fruit.

Honeycrisp thinning takes all season

By |October 21st, 2015|

Honeycrisp’s tendencies to produce large fruit and bear biennially complicate crop load management.

Smaller apple crop raises hopes

By |October 19th, 2015|

Gala is close to overtaking Red Delicious, which has been Washington’s top variety since the 1940s.

Faraway regions form a growing relationship

By |October 19th, 2015|

A Washington county and a state in Kyrgyzstan have become sister regions with goal of reviving the Kyrgyz tree fruit industry.

Crucial tips to store Honeycrisp

By |October 8th, 2015|

Treated properly, stored Honeycrisp can maintain quality nine months and longer.

Ups and downs of global production

By |October 8th, 2015|

Canada has the shortest apple crop in 20 years, while Mexico expects to almost tie the record.

Food safety issues challenge industry

By |October 6th, 2015|

Growers and packers are adapting to the new requirements.

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