Apples

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... READ 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... READ MORE »

Calcium improves tree health, fruit production

{Sponsored} It’s no secret: calcium plays a vital role in fruit production. It improves tree health and improves fruit storability and shelf life. ... READ MORE »

Breeding Apples at the University of Minnesota

http://youtu.be/y8DSx0lyVAY David Bedford, an apple breeder with the University of Minnesota, discusses the way genetic techniques can speed up the... READ MORE »

Reducing the risk of bitter pit in Honeycrisp apples

{Sponsored} Honeycrisp apples are the hardest to grow and the most prone to difficulties. Bitter pit, a disorder most commonly linked to calcium de... READ MORE »

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... READ MORE »

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... READ 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... READ MORE »

Geneva saves Cornell Orchards’ cider season

Unfavorable apple growing conditions in Ithaca this season nearly crushed a seasonal favorite: Cornell Orchards’ cider. But with the help of Cornell... READ MORE »

U.S. apple holdings up from last December

According to the U.S. Apple Association, fresh apple holdings on Dec. 1, 2016, totaled 120.3 million bushels, 13 percent more than the inventories rep... READ MORE »


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