Apples

Crop load, better nutrient management curb bitter pit

Multiple years of studies in Pennsylvania grower orchards are providing additional clues for managing Honeycrisp in the orchard to prevent bitter pit following storage. Research led by Penn State U... more

Washington bets big on new Cosmic Crisp apple

Witness the bared power of a united Washington state apple industry: More than 11 million trees planted in a two-year span. More than 10 million boxes produced ... more

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Stark Bro’s cider apple blend wins Glintcap medal

Since announcing the debut of its new Stark Franklin Cider apple in January, Stark Bro’s Nurseries & Orchards has been piling up the accolades... more »

Chelan Fresh merging with Borton Fruit

Chelan Fresh of Chelan, Washington, already one of the largest apple, cherry and pear suppliers in the world, is merging with Borton Fruit of Yakima, ... more »

Okanagan Specialty Fruits adds sales manager

In preparation for the fall 2017 commercial launch of nonbrowning Arctic apples, Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF) has added Jeanette De-Coninck-Hertzle... more »

Apple tree planting underway in West Michigan

There is a rush in West Michigan to get trees in the ground before the area gets doused by rain again later this week. Phil Schwallier, a Michigan Sta... more »

RubyFrost end season with strong sales

Crunch Time Apple Growers’ RubyFrost apples have ended the season with retail partners selling out of the last of the 2016 harvest. Mark Russell,... more »

Washington growers focus on top apples

Several apple growers shared their strategies for taking product “From Bud to Bin,” which was the theme of the 60th annual International Fruit Tre... more »

Auvil Fruit Implements Four-Wire Trellis System

Del Feigal, orchard management president, Auvil Fruit, discusses, the company's Orondo, Washington, system where a short, four-wire trellis with ... watch »

McDougall & Sons Transforms a Legacy Orchard

McDougall & Sons Co-Owner Scott McDougall talks about the company's Legacy Orchard in East Wenatchee, Washington. He spoke during the ... watch »

Minnesota researcher uncovers Honeycrisp family tree

Since its release in 1991, Honeycrisp has been harboring a secret: its parents are a mystery. Originally billed as the child of Macoun a... more »

West Michigan tree fruit update

April 18: The warmer weather of late has helped to move tree development in a nice even pace with no explosion of growth for the most part. Michigan S... more »


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