Apples & Marketing
Featured stories covering apple and marketing in this issue.
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Looking for good sports
Michigan State researcher thinks mutations will help identify genes governing apple quality traits.
Before you push trees
Older orchards can be repurposed to new uses or topworked to new varieties.
Bruce Allen has a passion for quality
As volumes of Honeycrisp increase, high quality will be key to success.
Grow the tree before cropping Honeycrisp
Honeycrisp trees will stop growing as soon as they fruit.
Honeycrisp thinning takes all season
Honeycrisp’s tendencies to produce large fruit and bear biennially complicate crop load management.
Smaller apple crop raises hopes
Gala is close to overtaking Red Delicious, which has been Washington’s top variety since the 1940s.
Faraway regions form a growing relationship
A Washington county and a state in Kyrgyzstan have become sister regions with goal of reviving the Kyrgyz tree fruit industry.
Crucial tips to store Honeycrisp
Treated properly, stored Honeycrisp can maintain quality nine months and longer.
Ups and downs of global production
Canada has the shortest apple crop in 20 years, while Mexico expects to almost tie the record.
Food safety issues challenge industry
Growers and packers are adapting to the new requirements.
The art of talking tannins
How do you talk about tannins to the wine trade and consumers?
Remembering Richard “Dick” Lehnert -1942-2015
Distinguished editor, researcher, and writer influenced the horticulture industry for 52 years.
Tannins from vine to wine
Vineyard practices can fine-tune grape tannins, but winemakers have the most influence.
Brett Valicoff, a Young Grower from Wapato, Washington
Brett Valicoff is a fourth-generation grower who returned to the farm to help plan and build a modern apple packing line in Wapato, Washington.