Apples

Arctic apples announces new products in 2021

Summerland, British Columbia-based Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF), developer and grower behind the Arctic apple, has announced the launch of its new, individually sized 2 oz. package. In addition to the new, more conveniently sized package,... more »

$4.8M multi-state effort aims for easier bud-counting

For years, Cornell University’s Terence Robinson has advised growers to count buds on their apple trees and prune with a specific number of buds in mind. His pitch goes like this: Growers can increase revenue... more »

Field test could detect fruit-rotting diseases months before harvest

A Wenatchee-based Washington State University plant pathologist has developed an improved field test that could help apple and pear growers quickly and affordably detect pathogens that cause postharvest diseases right in their own orchards, weeks or months... more »

Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project receives USDA ARS grant

Faced with the challenge of using 50,000 bushels of apples from vintage trees, 80 to 130 years old, which would normally rot on the ground or be eaten by foraging animals, Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project... more »

USApple: Fresh apple holdings 13.1% less than Dec. 1, 2019

U.S. Apple Association released its December 2020 edition of Market News. This is the second report on the 2020 apple crop. According to the survey, this year’s fresh apple holdings on Dec. 1, 2020, totaled 102.8... more »

Coordinated marketing fuels record SweeTango apple sales

A coordinated strategy of aggressive retail push and consumer pull activities has already driven sales of 2020-crop SweeTango apples to the top of the charts this season, growers of the managed variety report. And given... more »

Blind Renaissance gets Summit Creative Award for work with Washington tree fruit

Wenatchee, Washington-based Blind Renaissance has won gold in the worldwide Summit Creative Awards in the non-profit website category. Last summer, their work with the Washington Tree Fruit Research Committee to design and develop a new... more »

USApple: 2021 Young Apple Leader applications now open

The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) today launched its application process for the 2021 Young Apple Leader (YAL) class. Interested applicants have until Dec. 31, 2020 to submit their applications. The mission of the YAL program... more »

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