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October 1st, 2011|0 Comments
Jon Clements of the University of Massachusetts, left, admires trees at the Hatton Fruit Gardens in East Malling, which is named after Ronald Hatton, originator
Three Michigan apple companies have linked up to form All Fresh GPS, a limited liability company that will market fresh apples across the United States
Crunch Pak counts apple slices like McDonald’s counts hamburgers—and the count is nearing 7 billion slices sold since the company created the industry 11 years
The status of the long-awaited futures trading contract in apple-juice concentrate hasn’t changed. It’s still coming “soon.”
“We are extremely close to being there,” said Rita
The Ditton Laboratory at East Malling was built in 1926 to conduct research on storage of tree fruits and develop cold storage regimes for apples
Most fresh pears nowadays are still grown on old trees in long-established orchards.
But if, through research, the Pacific Northwest pear industry were able to start
The Washington Wine Commission’s commitment of $7.4 million towards the cost of building a Wine Science Center at Washington State University’s Tri-Cities campus gives the
Fuji proved to be more difficult to grow and pack than Grady Auvil imagined. Fuji is in his right hand and Cameo in his left.
Should apple growers follow the lead set by berries and fruits like tart cherries and use health benefits as a way to sell more apples?
Consumers are coming back to normal—if by normal we mean the more “old-fashioned” way—being responsive to prices and being willing to buy less or substitute
Fruit fan Jesse James Botha enjoys reading the Good Fruit Grower at his grandfather’s home in South Africa.
Amy Botha of South Africa snapped this picture
If you’re looking for answers to perplexing questions—like what’s the future of Social Security, will China dominate the world, or how many apples can we
Eastern Canadian radio personality Kate Peardon’s photo was on the Facebook page of Scotian Gold Cooperative in Nova Scotia.
Since summer, it’s been all over Twitter
Eastern peach growers report having greater success in controlling the brown marmorated stinkbug this year than they did in 2010.
Rice Fruit Company installed new defect
Figure 1: “Parrot beak” can occur on WA 2 fruit grown on one-year-old wood.
Washington State University’s new apple variety WA 2 is in its fifth
When the U.S. Apple Association holds its annual marketing and outlook conference in Chicago in August, it’s an occasion to look at the big picture.
Mike Sauer of Red Willow Vineyard was the first to plant Syrah wine grapes in Washington State.
Syrah wine grapes are ideally suited to Washington
A new tree-fruit acreage survey in Washington State shows a decline in all tree fruits except cherries over the past five years, and suggests that
Syrah wine grapes can be successful in warm and cool sites in Washington State. However, there are a few locations where the red variety should
Dick Boushey shows a cleft graft that he used to change a block of Semillon wine grapes over to Sauvignon Blanc.
Field grafting wine grapes
November 30th, 2016|0 Comments
“Continuous Change,” the theme of the Washington State Tree Fruit Association 112th Annual Meeting, is a familiar challenge to the Washington tree fruit industry.
November 4th, 2016|0 Comments
It seems we are the victims of our own inaction. This month we will vote for America’s next president and yet, at this writing, neither
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