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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USDA will buy about 37 million pounds of apples

On Feb. 2, USDA announced a bonus buy of apples and apple products. The $15 million bonus buy will be for both fresh and processed apple products an... more »

Stark Bro’s introduce new apple varieties

Stark Bro’s Nurseries & Orchards Co. has three new apples hitting to the market: Stark Scarlet Crush, Stark Ruby Darling, and Stark Franklin Cid... more »

Stemilt goes green for St. Patrick’s Day

Stemilt is looking to St. Patrick’s Day on March 17 to promote its larger-sized Granny Smith apples. The company will place a decorative leprechaun ... more »

Grissom’s Lost Creek Orchards sweeps 2017 Illinois cider contests

The Illinois State Horticulture Society (ISHS) sponsored its 28th annual Illinois and National Sweet Cider Contests and the 15th annual National Hard ... more »

RubyFrost apples now available

Crunch Time Apple Growers’ RubyFrost apples are arriving now at supermarkets across the United States. They will be available for a short time only,... more »

USApple: Jan. 1 apple holdings up from last year

Fresh apple holdings on Jan. 1, 2017, totaled 103.2 million bushels, 14 percent more than the Jan. 1, 2016, inventories of 90.5 million bushels and 11... more »

Michigan apple industry wraps 2016 calendar year

The Michigan apple industry set new shipment records 11 weeks in a row from Oct. 15 through Christmas, according to the USDA Specialty Crop Market New... more »

Arctic Apples unveils new logo

Fresh Arctic Golden apple slices, the very first product from Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF), are about to hit select stores for U.S. test markets. I... more »

NYAA names Haskins as president, CEO

New York Apple Association (NYAA) is starting the new year off with Cynthia Haskins at the helm as its new president and chief executive officer. H... more »

Program seeks to reward ecological practices

More than a dozen apple growers in the Northeast are using a third-party certification program called Eco Apple. Not as strict as organic certificatio... more »


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