‘Duke’ of Michigan winegrapes retires

Michigan fruit growers took a long lunch Tuesday, Jan. 15, celebrating the career of "Duke" Elsner, who advised winegrape growers for decades years in the fast-growing industry. Elsner retired from... more »

Select strawberry varieties show charcoal rot resistance

Charcoal rot is a universal problem for strawberry breeding programs, according to disease resistance trials at the California Polytechnic State University Strawberry Center. Also known as the fung... more »

Craft breweries, orchardists partner to create beverages

King Orchards has grown Montmorency and Balaton tart cherries at the edge of Grand Traverse Bay on the shore of Lake Michigan for more than 30 years. They sell cherry juice to local grocery stores and... more »

Researchers refine growing techniques for Cosmic Crisp trees

Washington state researchers are refining their suggested best practices for growing Cosmic Crisp apples. Apples from the WA 38 cultivar – a copyrighted cross of Enterprise and Honeycrisp – wil... more »

Peaches, nectarines may thrive in Midwest chill

The cold winters in the northern Great Plains make growing peaches or nectarines a gamble. “Iowa is cold. Growers only get a marketable crop one in four years – even if it’s in southern I... more »

Matson Fruit grows generational apple legacy In Washington state

The Matson family is credited with coming up with the 850-pound apple bin, but decades later, their willingness to try something different is again attracting attention from other growers. One year... more »

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