Health Canada has approved two varieties of Arctic apples, Arctic Granny Smith and Arctic Golden Delicious, for growth and sale in Canada.
The announcement was made on the Health Canada website five weeks after deregulation was
grower / Marcus Morgan, 36, The Dalles, Oregon. (with Miss Blue)
crops / Cherries
business / Orchard manager for Morgan & Sons Honey Company.
other experience / He has worked the family farm since he was a child.
Mating disruption of codling moth is used in 90 percent of all apples and pears grown in Washington State.
grower / Grandview, Washington
age / 24
crops / Apples, cherries and juice grapes
business / Fieldman for Apple King. Partner in family run Eddie Farms.
other experience / Graduated from the tree fruit program at Wenatchee Valley College.
Intrexon Corporation, of Germantown, Maryland, a company focusing on synthetic biology products, has agreed to acquire Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF), of Summerland, British Columbia, the pioneering agricultural company that created the non-browning Arctic apple.
To hear some critics tell it, the government’s decision Friday the 13th to deregulate a GMO apple was bad luck for growers and consumers. You could almost see the black cat crossing America’s orchards.
grower / Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
age / 20
crops / apples, peaches
business / Mt. Ridge Farms
other experience / Blake is a fifth-generation orchardist and participated in a one-year internship as a research assistant with the Washington Tree Fruit
Earlier Good Fruit Grower articles have described the taste and horticultural traits of the recently commercialized apple cultivar WA 38. In this article, we want to focus on the unique qualities of WA 38 fruit
Craig O’Brien designs his orchards to be attractive to workers.
age / 34
crops / Apples, cherries, apricots, peaches, nectarines and wine grapes
title / General manager
business / Gilbert Orchards
education / Pomona College
What’s been your greatest challenge?
I think the toughest years for me personally were the