May 15th, 2010|0 Comments
A “dream team” of cherry researchers from across the nation is working on a project designed to help assure the profitability of the fresh sweet
In the late 1990s, Oregon cherry growers began planting pedestrian orchards, utilizing training systems developed in Europe to grow small trees that could be harvested
UC staff member Jorge Osorio Aguilar weighs grapes from a Syrah clonal selection under test for San Joaquin Valley conditions.
To a grower, the right wine
The European paper wasp looks similar to a yellow jacket, but has a narrower body and longer hind legs.
Cherry growers in British Columbia, Canada, are
In the late 1800s, cigar labels were embossed and gilded with gold leaf or bronzing.
The rationale for eye-catching, well-designed fruit box labels was to create
The challenge is getting the cherry to separate at the upper abscission zone at the twig.
In the complex world of sweet cherries, one market is
Without published research on which grape clones are best suited to Washington State conditions, growers must rely on the experiences and knowledge of others.
May 15th, 2010|1 Comment
Walking through the Maine Heritage Orchard in Unity, Maine, is like walking through a Noah’s Ark for apples. The orchard, maintained by the Maine Organic
John Bunker examines an apple at the Sandy River Orchard, Mercer, Maine, with 90-year-old Francis Fenton, owner (in blue).
These are some of the varieties John
Dr. David Sugar, plant pathologist at Oregon State University, says the nitrogen and calcium levels in the orchard can affect the potential for decay in
SweeTango orchards like this one at Pepin Heights produced enough fruit last year to start the buzz, which could rise to a crescendo this August
Four rootstocks were released this winter where they join seven others in the stable of Geneva apple rootstocks. Three of the new ones are more
Harold Thome is Pomesters’ Fruit Man of the Year
Harold Thome, a fourth-generation apple grower on Fruit Ridge near Comstock Park, Michigan, has been named Fruit
Dr. Lisa Neven is studying the survival of codling moth larvae in tropical conditions.
There is little risk of codling moth larvae shipped in apples to
Control weeds while they’re small and easy to kill, so they don’t compete with the young trees.
In a new orchard, weeds have every condition they
Market research conducted during the 2009 season on behalf of the Northwest Cherry Growers shows that cherries maintain the number-one retail produce spot during the
To best use valuable space, Greg Lang planted rows close and trained trees tall and narrow into a fruiting wall. Above is the solid-set canopy
Greg Lang explains how he removes buds in order to develop a whorl of limbs around the tree axis.
High tunnels will reduce damage to sweet
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Hoxsie’s Farm Market is ideally located to serve a million tourists during the week of July 4—but he needs sweet cherries to attract them.
March 6th, 2017|0 Comments
We hear all the time how readers love Good Fruit Grower covers, which showcase the gorgeous scenery of our industry. A few readers don’t grow
February 28th, 2017|0 Comments
What growers need to know to prepare for implementing robotic harvest technology
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