Apples

US fresh apple holdings down from average

U.S. fresh apple holdings in January are down compared to a year ago, as well as compared to the 5-year average, according to the U.S. Apple Association. U.S. Apple recently conducted a survey of storage facilities,... more »

Applewood Fresh Growers launched in Sparta, Michigan

Third-generation Michigan apple grower Scott Swindeman is launching a new venture with Applewood Fresh Growers, a grower, packer, shipper and marketer of Michigan apples. Applewood Fresh Growers is located in Sparta, the state's “powerhouse” area... more »

Riveridge Produce adds Jack Brown Produce’s marketing

Michigan apple growers will be in position to gain additional markets and supply increasing customer consolidations with the blending of the sales divisions of Riveridge Produce Marketing and Jack Brown Produce. The pairing will market... more »

Spotted Lanternfly Preparedness Conference set

The University of Massachusetts Extension has scheduled a "Spotted Lanternfly Conference" for Feb. 7 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Milford, Massachusetts. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., will focus on the spotted... more »

EverCrisp named H-E-B January Apple-of-the-Month

H-E-B, a leading Texas retailer that operates more than 350 stores under the H-E-B name and nine Central Market Banners, has designated EverCrisp as tits January apple-of-the-month. The MAIA-1 apple variety, marketed as EverCrisp, combines... more »

Report: Retaliatory tariffs hitting apples, cherries hard

A Dec. 31 report from the Congressional Research Service  outlined the impact of retaliatory trade tariffs on U.S. agricultural products. Apples and cherries are among the commodities hardest hit, the report indicates. Called “Profiles and Effects... 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 ago, Matson Fruit finished... 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 – will be sold under the Cosmic... more »


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