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New Varieties

Featured stories covering new tree fruit and grape varieties appear in this issue.

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Stinging nettle is beneficial

July 7th, 2015|0 Comments

Nettles provide habitat for natural enemies of pests.

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Pear production stays stable

July 1st, 2015|0 Comments

Northwest growers forecast another manageable crop.

Spray guide offers tree row volume spraying tips

June 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

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The 2015 New Jersey Commercial Tree Fruit Production Guide devotes six pages to the subject of applying sprays according to the volume of the tree

Matching the spray to the tree

June 23rd, 2015|1 Comment

As canopy volume has decreased, growers would like to use less pesticide.

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How to manage young Honeycrisp

June 18th, 2015|0 Comments

Crop load management is critical for return bloom and good tree growth.

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Reds still dominate apple exports

June 18th, 2015|0 Comments

Club varieties are too expensive when freight and duties are added.

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Ambrosia restrictions to end

June 18th, 2015|1 Comment

By 2019, Ambrosia will be an open variety in both the United States and Canada. But it won’t do well in all locations, growers are warned.

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A direct link to consumers

June 18th, 2015|0 Comments

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Direct marketers—those folks, mostly in the East, who sell most of the fruit they grow directly to consumers—have not been, for the most part, able

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Clubs are changing how apples are marketed — and priced

June 16th, 2015|1 Comment

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The Honeycrisp apple is a Cinderella story. A somewhat homely apple, almost rejected from its own breeding program, is given a chance and is discovered

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Clubs exclude many growers

June 9th, 2015|0 Comments

Varieties are managed to create a controlled scarcity of product.

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New apple varieties excite consumers

June 9th, 2015|0 Comments

But there's not room in the grocery store for all the contenders.

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Apple varieties from A to Z

June 8th, 2015|2 Comments

Sink your teeth into this alphabet of apples

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Evan Kruse, Young Grower from Roseburg, Oregon

June 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

Evan, a fourth generation grower who also manages a large farm market, Kruse Farms, talks with Good Fruit Grower about growing in Roseburg.

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Will Honeycrisp become a victim of its popularity?

June 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

Will Honeycrisp become a victim of its popularity?

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Who’s going to sell all these apples?

June 1st, 2015|1 Comment

And who's going to buy them?

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Corr: Consumers decide

June 1st, 2015|0 Comments

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The June 2015 issue of Good Fruit Grower examines how new varieties are changing the economics of the apple industry.

When the domestic market tilts toward

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How many apple varieties are too many?

June 1st, 2015|0 Comments

The proliferation of new varieties is producer driven, not a result of pent-up consumer demand.

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Student wines toast WSU Wine Science Center’s opening

June 1st, 2015|0 Comments

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Washington’s wine industry will fittingly toast the grand opening of the new Wine Science Center with wines made by students of Washington State University’s viticulture

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Industry celebrates WSU’s wine science center

June 1st, 2015|0 Comments

World-class research and teaching facility elevates Washington in the wine world.