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Summer Fruits & New Varieties

Featured stories about summer fruits and new varieties appear in this issue.

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From wines to spirits

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Rusty Figgins plans to be selling apple eau-de-vie and other clear, unaged brandy products later this year.

Berle “Rusty” Figgins, Jr., wants to be the first

Use Open Tatura to grow superb apricots

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The Open Tatura system of growing fruit has evolved from the Tatura Trellis, developed 35 years ago, and has been used commercially for about 20

Global wine perspective

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German-born Thomas Henick-Kling developed an interest and appreciation for wine at a young age. When he was just 16, he began accompanying his wine-loving father,

Northwest reports record cherry crop

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The first official estimate of the 2009 Northwest sweet cherry crop was a record 16 million boxes, which would be a significant jump from last

In the Box

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Dear Good Fruit Grower:

If Ben Mann (cover artist, June 2009 Good Fruit Grower) were working for me, he would be immediately given his final check

WSU hires automation expert

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Washington State University has hired one of the nation’s top university scientists in agricultural automation and mechanization to fill a new position at its

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Premium Rainiers

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Norm Gutzwiler wants growers who put more time and effort into raising quality cherries to be rewarded.

The Washington State fresh cherry industry has asked the

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In search of superior apples

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Dr. Cameron Peace checks block of seedlings resulting from the intercrossing of parents that have been used in WSU’s breeding program.

Tree fruit geneticist Dr. Cameron

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Good Stuff

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Model 320 Vineyard Special

Topdresser spreader

Earth and Turf Products, LLC, of New Holland, Pennsylvania, has introduced a vineyard topdresser spreader. The Model 320 Vineyard Special measures

Research revealed

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Washington State University’s new research orchard needs industry support, says Dr. Jay Brunner.

Washington State University will hold a field day on July 22 to showcase

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Potential cherry rootstocks

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Dennis Tarry of Dave Wilson Nursery observes a cherry plum cross.

While looking for a winning interspecific cherry, a California fruit breeder may have stumbled upon

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Good Question – Pear Industry Issue

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Rob Peterson
Hood River, Oregon
Mexican tariff
Peterson said the most pressing issue is the 20 percent tariff on U.S. pears, cherries, and apricots imposed by Mexico

Apple Matters

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USApple is continually exploring ways to effectively and efficiently move apple supplies. One key strategy is to encourage increased purchase of apples and apple products

Canned pear assessment rises

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The promotional assessment on Pacific Northwest processed pears will increase from $5 to $7.11 per ton this season in an attempt to keep the Pacific

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See autonomous vehicle at field day

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An autonomous vehicle developed by scientists at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, will be demonstrated during a field day at Washington State

Pear crop is large, but not a record

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Pacific Northwest pear growers are expecting to harvest a large, but not record winter pear crop this fall.

The industry’s first official crop estimate, compiled in

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Good Point

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A recent opinion piece on immigration reform (“Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” by Dan Fazio in the June 2009, Good Fruit Grower) justifies a

Good Point – Jim Allen

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What is the difference between David “Big Papi” Ortiz and Juan “Papi” Sanchez? The differences will become obvious, but let me first identify the similarities

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Last Bite – An Apple A Day

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Wilbert “Bill” Hansen was an exception to the rule about many successful fruit industry people being born and raised in the Midwest, because Hansen grew

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Big plans for WSU viticulture

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Dr. Thomas Henick-Kling tasted wines produced from Puget Sound appellation grapes during a visit to Washington State University’s Northwest Research and Extension Center in Mt.

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Cherums and peacotums

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Children enjoy novel hybrid fruits during a tasting at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.

Zaiger Genetics, Inc., internationally acclaimed for developing interspecific fruit,

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The Zee Fire effect

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Managed varieties are a vital strategy for growers and marketers to protect the health and sustainability of their companies and

Stone fruit crisis

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Changes in the fruit industry are related to changes in the global economy, says Terry Bacon of Sun World.
California’s stone fruit industry is in a

The advantages of Open Tatura

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The V-shaped Open Tatura system has the following advantages: • Tree height (2.76 meters/9 feet) and tree width (2.00 meters/6 feet) are built simultaneously in the