Apples

Stemilt’s Roger Pepperl set to retire after 40 years of produce innovation

Produce marketer and former retail buyer/merchandiser, Roger Pepperl, is retiring after a 40-year career spent elevating the produce experience for shoppers through innovation, branding and storytelling. Pepperl has spent 20 years as marketing director for... more »

USDA: US apple production is forecast to decline 3% in 2020

The holidays may look a little different this year, but apple pie is likely still on the table. The U.S. apple crop in the 2019-2020 season (August to July) was the sixth-largest on record, with... more »

UK jogger lands upon new apple variety

A new variety of apple has been discovered by a nature lover while he was out running. According to a story by the BBC, Archie Thomas, from the Nadder Valley in Wiltshire, England, came across... more »

Interpoma Connects 2020 put focus on apple industry

The spectrum of topics at the first digital edition of the Digital Days for the Apple Economy was as diverse as its audience. On Nov. 19-20, 1.000 participants from over 50 countries followed the events... more »

Horticulture explores genetics of resistance to fire blight in apples

Sarah Kostick, Ph.D., is making great strides in the world of apple breeding at Washington State University. By investigating resistance/susceptibility to fire blight in apples to enable more efficient development of apple varieties with resistance... more »

Online job hub for cider professionals goes live, fosters connections

“Cider Professionals Crafted Here” is the tagline of CiderPros.com, a newly launched cider industry specific job hub and marketplace. This summer, the American Cider Association (ACA), the Cider Institute of North America (CINA), and Fermentability... more »

Washington Apple Commission sets celebration of Washington Apple Week

The Washington Apple Commission announced that Nov. 28-Dec. 6 will be the second annual celebration of Washington Apple Week. According to a news release, the global event will span 19 countries and feature activities to connect... more »

Will Bristol to lead Michigan State Horticultural Society

A grower among growers, Will Bristol will help lead Michigan’s tree fruit industry through 2021. Bristol is a fifth-generation grower of tree fruit in eastern Michigan’s Lapeer County – an hour’s drive north of downtown... more »

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