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Summer Fruits

Featured stories about summer fruits, peaches and cherries appear in this issue.

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  • Florida PEACHES


  • July 1st, 2012

When devastating freezes strike the Florida citrus industry, it becomes national news immediately, as people want to know how it will affect the price [...]

  • Living with plum pox

Living with plum pox

  • July 1st, 2012

Jim Bittner, pictured with a tour group in his New York orchard, pulled out 20 acres of peaches when a plum pox-positive tree was [...]

  • Merging two cultures

Merging two cultures

  • July 1st, 2012

During the early cherry season, West Mathison, ­president of Stemilt Growers, Inc., Wenatchee, Washington, spends about half his time at the company’s California plant, [...]

  • In the Box

In the Box

  • July 1st, 2012

Dear Good Fruit Grower:
I just received the June 2012 issue. As always, lots of good and timely information included between the covers.

However, I’m [...]

Canned pear assessment drops

  • July 1st, 2012

Northwest pear growers will pay a reduced assessment on canned pears in the coming season. The rate will drop from $7.33 per ton to [...]

  • Extended Stemilt cherry season

Extended Stemilt cherry season

  • July 1st, 2012

The California cherry season can make or break the start of the Washington State cherry deal. Good quality cherries from California help secure retail [...]

  • Focus on soil health

Focus on soil health

  • July 1st, 2012

Apple seedlings grown in soil infested with root-lesion nematodes (on the left) and in soil without nematodes (on the right).

Whenever there is evidence of [...]

  • Rootstocks don’t affect wine

Rootstocks don’t affect wine

  • July 1st, 2012

Markus Keller says growers in eastern Washington now have no reason to fear using rootstocks.
Photo by Melissa Hansen

A major rootstock trial spanning more [...]