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Summer Fruits

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

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Good to Know — Consumers prefer WA 2

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WA 2 is a bright red-pink color with distinct lenticels. It is at prime eating quality several months after harvest.

 

WA 2 apples were significantly preferred

Canned pear assessment drops

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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 $7.00

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Focus on soil health

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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 nematode

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Rootstocks don’t affect wine

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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 than a

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Florida PEACHES

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

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Living with plum pox

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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 found

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Canadians will reduce pressure to eliminate plum pox

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In the “usual” journalistic process, reporters find expert sources and ask questions, then ask additional questions as the answers dictate. This process did not work

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Truitt Brothers helps consolidate pear processing

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After almost 40 years as a major pear canner, Truitt Brothers of Salem, Oregon, is “bowing out” of the business in order to help the

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Merging two cultures

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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, where

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In the Box

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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 hoping it

Canning pear price set for Pacific Northwest

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The price for processing Bartlett pears grown in the Pacific Northwest has been set for the next three years.

The two remaining Northwest processors that buy

Bob Koehler promoted by Pear Bureau

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The Pear Bureau Northwest has promoted Bob Koehler to lead regional marketing manager. In this new position, he will serve as the liaison between Kevin

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Extended Stemilt cherry season

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

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U.S. canned pear industry is in flux

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The canned pear world is in the midst of change. With more than a decade of declining Bartlett pear production, a shrinking number of pear