January 15th, 2007|0 Comments
A good future lies ahead for Washington’s fresh cherry industry, despite some marketing difficulties during the 2006 season, horticulturist Lee Gale believes. “There’s going
Sweet cherry acreage in Washington State has increased almost threefold in the past 20 years, a new tree fruit inventory
Establishing or replanting an orchard is a money-making opportunity. The most cost-effective system to establish does not necessarily generate the
After 60 years of collaboration with Washington State University Extension and research professors on this publication, Good Fruit Grower is
Gilbert Orchards of Yakima, Washington is the present-day descendent of the firm of Richey and Gilbert, founded in the 1890s by Horace Mark (H.M.) Gilbert
A new Congress—the 110th under our nation’s constitution—is in session. Due to the electoral upheavals of last November, majority control in both the House and
The availability of clean grape planting material in Washington State is a result of coordination and collaboration between the grape industry, government, certified nurseries, and
Washington grape nursery representatives report brisk business, though the frantic planting of vineyards has slowed. Interest in wine grape clones is high, but material of
With supplies of certain grape varietals and clones limited in Washington State, growers must plan ahead when making planting decisions and ordering vines. Depending on
Teodulo Jimenez supervises the skilled crews at Inland Desert Nursery. The strength of Washington State’s wine industry is due in
Though significant tree size differences in the three rootstock photos are difficult to see due to the pruning, the canopies of Controller 5
Pruning and training of trees on productive rootstocks, such as Gisela 6 or 12, require techniques that are completely counter to pruning trees on Mazzard
Dave Allan of Yakima is using a similar system to Auvil Fruit Company’s, except that he uses a vertical trellis At
The long-term way for apple growers to improve their profitability is to become better horticulturists, says Yakima, Washington, fruit grower and packer Bruce Allen.
At Auvil Fruit Company, trees are planted as bench grafts with the union 6 to 8 inches above the ground to avoid scion rooting. Soil
The tall spindle system, with tree densities around 1,000 to 1,500 trees per acre, is highly competitive and productive and has potential for
As part of a new national cherry campaign funded by a national tart cherry initiative approved by growers last winter, the Cherry Marketing Institute hired
Orchard manager Jorge Suarez (left) explains the Ebro training system to Carlos Chavez. International Fruit Tree Association members saw a variety
July 26th, 2016|0 Comments
Perhaps no two words have frustrated U.S. fruit growers more — growers who believe their products are already safe and healthy for consumers.
June 20th, 2016|1 Comment
Grower Rob Wyles thinks he has a winner.
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