Apples

Okanagan: Arctic Fuji apple receives FDA approval

Summerland, B.C., Canada-based Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc.’s (OSF) newest nonbrowning Arctic apple variety, Arctic Fuji, completed the voluntary review process with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on April 26. Arctic Fuji’s are the... more »

USApple awards Baltimore school with Apples4Ed Grant

The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) on April 26 awarded a $4,000 grant to Baltimore’s Robert W. Coleman Elementary as part of its 2019 Apples4Ed program. The grant will provide approximately 200 ‘weekend survival’ food-filled backpacks... more »

Okanagan Specialty Fruits honored with Role Model Award

For the fifth consecutive year, Summerland, British Columbia-based Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. (OSF) is being honored with the Fruits & Veggies – More Matters Industry Role Model award. The award recognizes initiatives that help promote... more »

Cornell researchers win major awards from cider industry

Chris Gerling, Extension associate in the food science department at Cornell University, and Greg Peck, assistant professor in the horitculture section of the School of Integrative Plant Science, both recently received major awards from the... more »

Cider association offering two certified pommelier exams in May

The United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM) is excited to offer two opportunities to take the Certified Pommelier Exam next month: May 15 in Grand Rapids, Michigan and May 22 in Brooklyn, New York. The USACM is dedicated... more »

Kowalewski named account manager for New York Apple Association

The New York Apple Association (NYAA) has named Cailin Kowalewski as account manager. Kowalewski joined NYAA last year as assistant account manager. NYAA’s retail team is led by President Cynthia Haskins and includes Northeast Account... more »

Apple scab infection forecasted for Pennsylvania growers

According to Penn State University, conditions are favorable for apple scab, rust and brown rot infections on April 19-20, in Pennsylvania. Fungicide applications are encouraged to keep green tissue and stone fruit blossoms protected. Begin... more »

Tissue cultivation helps quick adaptation of Geneva rootstocks

Last summer, when Cornell University applied fruit crop physiologist Terence Robinson returned from a three-year sabbatical from Northeast apple orchards, a surprise was waiting for him. Adoption of Geneva rootstocks released by Cornell had exploded.... more »


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