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Apples, Postharvest

Featured stories about apples, postharvest appear in this issue.

Keeping the customer satisfied

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Over the past ten years I have initiated a number of research trials that, when taken together, tell an important story about the link between

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Farmworker becomes WINERY OWNER

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Sergio and Kristy Martinez have partnered with their son and daughter-in-law to establish Martinez and Martinez Winery.

A life-long farmworker, Sergio Martinez dreamed that if he

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Lofty goals

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Andrew and Monica Martinez are the drivers behind the Martinez and Martinez Winery.

Martinez and Martinez Winery was launched in the summer of 2008 at the

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Last Bite – Exponential growth

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Capitalizing on Native American images to sell fruit, Skookum and Yum-Yum labels were developed in competing regions of Washington State.

After large-scale irrigation systems and a

WSU releases second new apple, called WA 5

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Just a year after the release of WA 2, WSU’s apple breeding program in Wenatchee is releasing its second new cultivar, WA 5. WA 5

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Steps to commercialization

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New apple varieties from Washington State University are evaluated and ­commercialized under the following general guidelines.

Phase 1: Initial seedling selection and evaluation The Washington Apple Breeding

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Low-volume prestorage drenching is attractive

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Dave Rosenberger described how he tested the effectiveness of low-volume nonrecycling drenches for fruit going into storage. His audience included New York fruit growers and

Ripe cherries are less likely to pit

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It’s generally believed that riper cherries are more susceptible to pitting than less mature cherries, but Dr. Peter Toivonen, postharvest physiologist with Agriculture and Agri-Food

Gearing up for a new season

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Several years ago, National Apple Week was expanded into National Apple Month, which is actually three months long and involves intense promotion of apples during

The apple world in 2020

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A panel of experts took a look ahead at what the apple industry might be like in 2020, ten years from now.

It was part of

Mysterious ailment strikes

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A mysterious disease that has been killing the best looking, reddest strains of McIntosh apples in the nicest orchards in the northwest quadrant of Michigan

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Totally RED

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Because the red pigments are antioxidants, red-fleshed apples do not turn brown when sliced.

Swiss nursery owner and fruit breeder Markus Kobelt hit the headlines across

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Future Fruit Growers of Lake Ontario

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The Young Grower Alliance organized this get-together with those from “the old generation” to discuss the orderly transition of ownership and management.

The Young Grower Alliance

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Is drosophila a Washington State resident?

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Entomologists in the Pacific Northwest intend to find out how well the spotted wing drosophila can survive the region’s cold winters.

The pest, a native of

In the Box

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Dear Good Fruit Grower:
Can sweet cherries be grown in USDA climate zone 4—successfully?

I live 20 miles north of Minneapolis in Minnesota. In the spring of

Good Job

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Oregon State University hires research assistant
Preston Brown has been appointed research assistant at OSU’s Mid-Columbia Agricultural Research and Extension Center at Hood River. He will