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Summer Fruits

Featured stories covering summer tree fruits including a feature on peaches appear in this issue.

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  • Family Tree Farms

Family farm puts flavor first

July 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

Family Tree Farms sources new stone fruit varieties from around the world.

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Digging back into peach history

July 21st, 2015|0 Comments

The Chinese were clonally propagating peach trees at least 7,000 years ago.

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Peaches in Florida

July 21st, 2015|4 Comments

Citrus growers are diversifying into peaches.

In The Box: Arctic answers

July 15th, 2015|0 Comments

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Dear Good Fruit Grower,

We’d like to address a few points raised by Mike Willett of the Northwest Horticultural Council in his opinion piece about Arctic

  • Family Tree Farms

California cling peach growers plant more trees as prices improve

July 14th, 2015|2 Comments

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Stronger prices for cling peaches seem to have prompted California growers to plant more trees, which should slow the industry’s long-term slide in acreage.

The rising

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Michigan peach crop is short again

July 14th, 2015|0 Comments

Second hard winter reduces Michigan peach crop, kills some trees

  • Photo credit: Courtesy YamahaThe RMAX unmanned helicopter.

Drone ready to work in fruit

July 9th, 2015|0 Comments

FAA approved Yamaha’s remote-controlled copter for agricultural use.

  • Boxes of pears exported from the U.S. in the 2013-14 season.

Russian closure slows pear exports

July 7th, 2015|0 Comments

Russia had been importing almost half a million boxes of U.S. pears.

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Processed pears bring record prices

July 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

Growers and canners are pleased with outcome.

Low snow spells trouble

July 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

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Months ago, I saw it coming. Crossing Snoqualmie Pass in Washington’s Cascade Mountains, I drove by ski runs that showed more dirt than snow.

That spelled

  • Daniel Bays

Daniel Bays, a Young Grower from Westley, California

July 1st, 2015|0 Comments

Daniel Bays is a fifth generation farmer talks with Good Fruit Grower about how the farm is dealing with drought and the possible transition to mechanized harvesting.

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Optimize water use with Irrigation Scheduler

June 4th, 2015|0 Comments

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Irrigation management is especially critical during drought years, when reduced mountain snowpack results in less irrigation water to orchards and vineyards in some areas