Featured stories about buyer’s guide appear in this issue.
The Washington apple industry expects to harvest a crop of large, high-quality apples this fall, which is what buyers want.
“We’re seeing excellent size and [...]
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Technology that will be tested in Washington State this harvest could help apple growers sort out undesirable fruit in the orchard and avoid the [...]
For the past several years, each of these articles has focused on a particular fruit grower or marketer with distinctive crate labels. In this [...]
Skylar Rae cherries about a week before harvest. In tests, the soluble solids have been as high as 30° Brix.
If you were designing the [...]
Adversity provides opportunity. This is the mantra for the 2008–2009 Washington apple season. We’re facing a world economic downturn, plummeting foreign currency exchange rates, [...]
Growers learn about the UFO system in a cherry trial planted this spring at the orchard of Tim Dahle in The Dalles, Oregon.
Cherry production [...]
Fran Pierce (left) and Mark Hanrahan check Kiona cherries for size. Kiona, a cross of Glacier and Cashmere, is one of the most recent [...]
So, this is where it all began—the North American apple industry, that is.
Apples have been grown in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley since the French [...]
Brandon Lewis (center) of Columbia Basin Nursery listens to Dr. Matt Whiting (left) and Mark Hanrahan (right) discuss the UFO cherry system.
In the original concept [...]
It’s almost time to send the Washington Apple Education Foundation’s 2009 crop of scholarship winners off on their college adventures.
I am excited to report [...]
The second World Pear Congress was held in May in Sint-Truiden, the main pear-producing area in Belgium. This unique all-pear meeting brought together over [...]
FlavrBurst has less acidity than typical peach varieties.
SummerFest and FlavrBurst are two new peach varieties created by fruit breeder Dr. Ralph Scorza at the [...]
Lois and Mike Thiede’s Ginkgo Forest Winery is near the Petrified Ginkgo Forest State Park. They have planted hundreds of ginkgo trees near the [...]
Cabinetmaker Tuck Contreras (right) discusses birdhouses with Dave Case, an orchardist in Chelan, Washington, while Mike Wacker of The Dalles, Oregon, inspects an owl [...]
EFFECTIVE AND AFFORDABLE netting for bird control from Neal Carter & Associates, Ltd. Nets are available for cherries, grapes, and other crops [...]
Haygrove Tunnels is organizing a tour to the United Kingdom to give U.S. growers an opportunity to see tunnels used on British [...]
Fireblight-resistant apple rootstocks developed at Cornell University in Geneva, New York, could secure a place in the Swiss apple industry, members of the International [...]
Dear Good Fruit Grower:
Over the years, being in Connecticut and trying to equate the delight fruit testers experience in western orchards with tree-ripe fruit, [...]
Manuel Ybarra of Quincy, Washington, and other Pacific Northwest growers learn about how to maximize Regina cherry production at the Omeg Orchard in The [...]
Honeybee specialists and native pollinator experts from around the country will discuss bee health and disease research during the Western Apicultural Society’s [...]
U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists at the Bee Research Laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland, have sequenced the genome of a parasite called Nosema ceranae that [...]
The Natural Resources Conservation Service has funds to help growers meet the cost of implementing conservation practices, including the installation of windbreaks [...]
To pick or not to pick
Low prices for small apples during the past season reinforced the notion that growers can make more money by [...]
Winery owners Stacy Lill (left) and Kathy Johanson provide mentoring and scholarships for young women.
The idea was hatched on Halloween night, 2006. Over dinner [...]