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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Okanagan Specialty Fruits wins Industry Role Model Award

Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF) was honored with a Fruits & Veggies – More Matters Industry Role Model award at the Produce for Better Health’... more »

Taylor Farms to buy stake in Crunch Pak

Taylor Farms and Crunch Pak Holding Company entered an agreement for Taylor Farms to buy a minority stake in Crunch Pak sliced apples. The Taylor F... more »

Spring snapshot of Northwest fruit production

With a cold, wet winter in the rearview mirror, fruit producers in the Northwest are looking forward to spring and getting back into their orchards. T... more »

U.S. apple holdings up from last year

According to the U.S. Apple Association, U.S. fresh-market apple holdings of 53.1 million bushels on April 1, 2017, were 13 percent more than the Apri... more »

Envy Apples win ‘Apple Madness’ tournament

The Envy apple took the top spot in the U.S. Apple Association’s (USApple) “Apple Madness” bracket tournament, a five-week, five-round online co... more »

Manage oriental fruit moths using mating disruption

Introduction Oriental fruit moth, Grapholita molesta (Busck), is a major pest of peach and other stone fruits in Michigan and can also be problematic... more »

Set strawberry alarm clock for post-apple bloom

Growers who time their strawberries to bloom just after apples do can reap a better harvest, according to new research. When apple trees blossom, t... more »

WSU Extension adds cider specialist

Washington State University is helping bolster the surging hard cider industry with the hiring of Bri Ewing as a food and fermentation specialist at t... more »

‘Rapid Apple Decline’ subject of Pennsylvania questionnaire

In December 2016 Fruit Times, I wrote an article describing a mystery about the rapid or sudden collapse of young, dwarf apple trees. I also spent t... more »

Interpoma China set for June 28-30

The Interpoma China Congress & Exhibition 2017 will be hosted by Fiera Bolzano, Weihai Municipal Agricultural Bureau and the Quingdao Agricultural... more »


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