Good Fruit Growers of the Year
Featured stories about good fruit grower of the year appear in this issue.
Loans from the Washington State Department of Commerce have funded a variety of housing styles for seasonal farmworkers, including these manufactured units.
Washington State provides [...]
Perham Fruit Company used these five labels during the 1920s and 1930s.
Some of the most beautiful and sought-after fruit labels that collectors desire are [...]
A group of more than 30 cherry growers and horticulturists from around the world took part in a recent tour in Argentina and Chile [...]
This is the first of a series of articles covering all aspects of planning and establishing a competitive orchard.
When planning a new orchard, first [...]
The IFTA annual conference will include field visits of different orchard training systems, such as these Gala apples grown on a tall spindle.
Phil Schwallier, [...]
New apple varieties from Washington State University’s breeding program present opportunities for the state’s growers, said Tom Auvil, research horticulturist with the Washington Tree [...]
These Concord grapes near Quincy, Washington, were hit by the early October freeze and left unharvested.
Weather adversely affected the 2009 juice and wine grape [...]
Golden Delicious plantings have dropped to their lowest level in 25 years.
Fuji has replaced Gala as the most popular variety to plant in Washington. [...]
Alberto Carleti planted this hillside orchard after seeing orchards in Sunnyside, Washington.
Argentine cherry grower Alberto Carleti partnered with a friend in Washington State to [...]
Paul Truscott, business development manager at the Vineland research station in Ontario, Canada.
Research is costly with little chance of a direct, let alone immediate, [...]
Chopped maraschino cherries destined for ice cream manufacturers.
As well as being a major producer and exporter of fresh fruit, Carleti S.A. owns the largest [...]
Argentina, the second-largest country in South America, has a small but expanding cherry industry. Around half of the countrys 7,000 acres of cherry orchards [...]
For more than 30 years, Jim Holmes has worked to better manage his vineyard canopy by following the advice of consultants and trying different [...]
In April 2007, a freeze hit when many plant species, such as these Bradford pears in North Carolina, were weeks ahead in their life [...]
An example of farmworker housing that was built with a loan from Washington State’s Farmworker Housing Infrastructure Program.
The popular zero- and low-interest loan program [...]
im and Rena Doornink of Parker, Washington, have been named Good Fruit Growers of the Year for 2009 by Good Fruit Grower magazine.
The award [...]
Jim and Rena Doornink planted this block of Jazz apples last spring. Jazz will fill a gap in their harvest schedule between Honeycrisp and [...]