Apples

Fresh and processing apple holdings down from 2010

U.S. fresh-market apple holdings of 78.5 million bushels on January 1, 2011, reflect a four-percent decrease compared to January 2010 holdings of 81.6 million bushels, and were one percent less than the five-year average of... more »

OSU helps decode strawberry genome in bid to improve fruit

Researchers at Oregon State University have helped sequence the genome of a wild strawberry, laying the groundwork for genetic improvements to related fruits like apples, peaches and pears.The advance was published online by the journal... more »

December apple holdings down

U.S. fresh-market apple holdings on Dec. 1 were 91.3 million bushels, a 4 percent decrease from December 2009 holdings and 1 percent less than the five-year average.Total processing apple holdings on Dec. 1 were 35.4... more »

Mathison named WSHA board president

The Washington State Horticultural Association completed its 106th annual meeting Dec. 8. During the three-day meeting in Yakima, WSHA selected West Mathison as its 2011 board president, succeeding John Verbrugge.Market researcher Desmond O’Rourke spoke to... more »

Engelsmas win third cider trophy

A record number of entries were submitted in the 14th Annual Michigan Apple Cider Contest, with Engelsma’s Apple Barn of Walker earning first-place honors.It marks the third win in the competition for cider mill owners... more »

Organic tree fruit growers get together

Not only is it possible to grow organic tree fruit commercially in the humid Midwest, there’s actually a big demand for it. More organic growers are needed, though, and those that exist could always use... more »

Chinese fresh apples a step closer to U.S. market

Chinese fresh apples are a step closer to the U.S. market, but it might be years before they’re allowed within our borders – if they’re allowed at all.In November, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection... more »

Firm develops apples that won’t turn brown when sliced

A British Columbia biotechnology company is entering the final stages of an application to the United States to market genetically modified apples that do not turn brown when sliced. The Vancouver SunTo read more, click... more »


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