Featured stories about summer fruits, peaches and cherries appear in this issue.
When devastating freezes strike the Florida citrus industry, it becomes national news immediately, as people want to know how it will affect the price [...]
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 [...]
In the “usual” journalistic process, reporters find expert sources and ask questions, then ask additional questions as the answers dictate. This process did not [...]
After almost 40 years as a major pear canner, Truitt Brothers of Salem, Oregon, is “bowing out” of the business in order to help [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The Pear Bureau Northwest has promoted Bob Koehler to lead regional marketing manager. In this new position, he will serve as the liaison between [...]
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 [...]
The California cherry season can make or break the start of the Washington State cherry deal. Good quality cherries from California help secure retail [...]
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 [...]
The canned pear world is in the midst of change. With more than a decade of declining Bartlett pear production, a shrinking number of [...]
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 [...]