Apples

Growers seek best way to supply fruit to cidery market

Hard cider production is up nationwide, and it seems like you can’t turn anywhere without running into another story about the demand for apples to fill all of those bottles. Growers should think ve... more

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 ... more

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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 »

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 »


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