Featured stories about cherries appear in this issue.
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.
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 [...]
In the late 1990s, Oregon cherry growers began planting pedestrian orchards, utilizing training systems developed in Europe to grow small trees that could be [...]
Dr. David Sugar, plant pathologist at Oregon State University, says the nitrogen and calcium levels in the orchard can affect the potential for decay [...]
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, [...]
SweeTango orchards like this one at Pepin Heights produced enough fruit last year to start the buzz, which could rise to a crescendo this [...]
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 [...]
This rootstock, commercialized as Geneva 214, is one of four newly released from the New York breeding program. Growers on tour with the International [...]
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 [...]
WILSON IS THE LEADER in custom bird netting programs for all types of crops. Full line of bangers and bird irritant items. [...]
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 [...]
A “dream team” of cherry researchers from across the nation is working on a project designed to help assure the profitability of the fresh [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Without published research on which grape clones are best suited to Washington State conditions, growers must rely on the experiences and knowledge of others.
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 [...]
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 [...]