Apples

Scientists create single-use edible dishware made from apples

A few years ago, biotechnologists from Samara State Technical University took up the development of edible food film, which could reduce the amount of waste from traditional plastic packaging. According to a July 18 report... more »

Red Rich Fruits gets exclusive Australian rights to Cosmic Crisp

Red Rich Fruits has secured exclusive rights to grow and market Cosmic Crisp apples in Australia, according to a press release. “Red Rich Fruits has been growing superior quality apples in Australia’s pristine Yarra Valley... more »

Production expected up for Michigan SweeTango, Kiku, other apples

Applewood Fresh Growers expect a production increase of 20% over last year for SweeTango, as well as growth in production of other club varieties. In a press release, Applewood said it was “the lead marketer... more »

Sparta’s Elite Apple doubles packing capacity; will sell through alliance

Sales consolidation continues in the Michigan apple industry, as Michigan Fresh Marketing and BelleHarvest’s newly-formed joint sales alliance adds some supply volume. Elite Apple of Sparta has contractually committed to pack 500,000 cartons, which is... more »

Michigan Tree Fruit Commission funds 2019 upgrades

The second installment of a refrigeration system upgrade and the first installment of a pesticide building remodeling and upgrade at Michigan State University’s (MSU) Clarksville Research Center were the two big projects funded by the... more »

Montana State University studies cider apple production

Katrina Mendrey is the orchard program manager with Montana State University’s Western Agricultural Research Center. She recently answered some questions from Fruit Growers News about her work and insight into cider and antique apples: Fruit... more »

‘Lost,’ antique apples of the West examined for cider potential

Old apples of the American West were a topic of discussion at a new university orchard this spring. Growers recently gathered at the University of Idaho’s Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center (SOAC) for a Heritage Orchard... more »

Michigan apple industry investigates organic production

Michigan apple growers are taking a second look at growing organic. Michigan Apple Committee Executive Director Diane Smith said June 25 the group had funded a feasibility study examining the cost of switching orchards over... more »


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