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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U.S. apple holdings up from last year

The U.S. Apple Association has released its U.S. apple holdings report for March 1, 2017. According to the report, fresh apple holdings totaled 69.7 m... more »

Rice Fruit hires facility food safety manager

Rice Fruit Company welcomes Alexandra (Lex) Roberts as the newest addition to its staff. Roberts will work as facility food safety manager, a new posi... more »

New tool gives apple farms hope in fight against spring freezes

This February’s warm weather is nice in the Northeast, but apple farmers may pay a price if winter roars back. To help growers assess precarious tem... more »

Clemson Extension adds two new fruit crop specialists

South Carolina, Georgia and North Carolina are combining forces to help fruit growers produce more profitable crops. Clemson Extension announced th... more »

USApple kicks off ‘Apple Madness’ tournament

To celebrate National Nutrition Month, the U.S. Apple Association is encouraging apple lovers to join the “Apple Madness” bracket tournament – a... more »

Cosmic Crisp 20 years in the making

Nine million boxes. That’s the amount of Cosmic Crisp apples the Washington state industry is proposing to market over the next few years – said t... more »

Registration open for apple grower Produce Safety Rule training

Produce Safety Alliance training courses specifically for apple growers will be offered on March 20 and 21, 2017 at English Hills, 1200 Four Mile Road... more »

Retailers sell out of SnapDragon apples

Crunch Time Apple Growers’ SnapDragon apples have ended their season with retail partners selling out of the last of the 2016 harvest. Crunch Tim... more »

Analysts: Arctic Apple to test views on genetic modification

The Rabobank RaboResearch Food and Agribusiness fruit sector analysts have been closely monitoring the development of the Artic Apple, an apple that h... more »

US apples in storage up over a year ago

The USApple Association has issued its fourth report on the 2016 apple crop. According to the survey, this year’s fresh apple holdings on Feb. 1,... more »


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