Summer Fruits & New Varieties
Featured stories about summer fruits and new varieties appear in this issue.
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 [...]
Managed varieties are a vital strategy for growers and marketers to protect the health and sustainability of their companies [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Model 320 Vineyard Special
Earth and Turf Products, LLC, of New Holland, Pennsylvania, has introduced a vineyard topdresser spreader. The Model 320 Vineyard Special [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The Open Tatura system of growing fruit has evolved from the Tatura Trellis, developed 35 years ago, and has been used commercially for about [...]
USApple is continually exploring ways to effectively and efficiently move apple supplies. One key strategy is to encourage increased purchase of apples and apple [...]
The first official estimate of the 2009 Northwest sweet cherry crop was a record 16 million boxes, which would be a significant jump from [...]
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 [...]
Washington State University has hired one of the nation’s top university scientists in agricultural automation and mechanization to fill a new position at [...]
A recent opinion piece on immigration reform (“Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” by Dan Fazio in the June 2009, Good Fruit Grower) justifies [...]
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. [...]
What is the difference between David “Big Papi” Ortiz and Juan “Papi” Sanchez? The differences will become obvious, but let me first identify the [...]
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 [...]
Wilbert “Bill” Hansen was an exception to the rule about many successful fruit industry people being born and raised in the Midwest, because Hansen [...]
Hood River, Oregon
Peterson said the most pressing issue is the 20 percent tariff on U.S. pears, cherries, and apricots [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]