European consumers prefer bicolored apples and in some countries, including Germany, they associate dark red apples with mealiness.
European Fruit Magazine reported recently on research by Katrin Korsten from the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences in
With a record crop of Washington apples, estimated at 140 million boxes or more, Todd Fryhover is hoping to see a significant boost in exports this season.
Last year, when the industry produced 118 million boxes,
Northwest Cherry Growers and two Chinese online retailers, Fruitday and Tmall, have received Asia Fruit Logistica’s Marketing Campaign of the Year Award for their joint promotion of Northwest cherries last season.
Consumers ordered cherries via Tmall’s
Two long-established tree fruit organizations closed their doors on August 29 as they merged into the new Washington State Tree Fruit Association.
Neither the Washington Growers Clearing House Association nor the Wenatchee Valley Traffic Association will
The Michigan Processing Apple Growers marketing committee has negotiated minimum apple prices with six apple processors.
The prices are $12.50 a hundredweight for hard varieties 2 ½ inches and up, and $10 for soft varieties of
After being shut out of China for two seasons, some Washington apple producers will likely try to comply with a new, more onerous export protocol in an attempt to ship some Red and Golden Delicious
The public has until September 16 to comment on the proposed rule.
Washington State orchardists expect to harvest 140 million boxes of apples this fall, almost 10 percent more than ever before and 20 percent more than last season.
But the record crop did not take the industry
The Yakima Herald-Republic’s Ross Courtney visited Sea-Tac airport to watch cherries from the Yakima and Wenatchee areas get loaded for fast delivery aboard a China Eastern Airlines 777 cargo plane.
Cherries sure mean a lot
Northwest cherry growers gained airlift capacity into China with the launch today of weekly service between Seattle and Shanghai on China Eastern Airlines. The new service serving Seattle-Tacoma International Airport will carry more than 400
Pear growers in the Pacific Northwest expect the 2014 harvest to be down from last season’s record crop, as reported in their annual estimate released this week.
With good weather in Oregon and Washington’s major growing regions,
The promotion staff at the Northwest Cherry Growers has been all over the globe over the past several months.
Likewise, the phone continues to ring with queries from media, retailers and importers asking how big the
Tart cherry producers and processors voted in March to continue the federal marketing order that regulates the marketing of their crop.
The results, just announced, were very favorable to the order, both in the positive votes
The Washington Apple Commission gave a nod of approval during its annual meeting in March to changes in how responsibilities for international market access issues are divided between the Northwest Horticultural Association and Northwest Fruit
The Washington State Fruit Commission is gearing up for a strong cherry crop in 2014. Though it’s too soon to estimate crop numbers, trees overwintered well and early indications point to a robust crop, which
Three Northwest industry groups have organized pruning demonstrations on how to stop postharvest diseases spread by infected Manchurian crabapple trees.