Apples

New Minnesota apple triumphs over scab disease

The University of Minnesota’s apple breeding program has released its latest apple cultivar, MN80, to be marketed as Triumph. MN80 has been released to nurseries for propagation, and growers can place orders for trees to... more »

Picking platforms prove their worth in the race to get fruit off trees

New Zealand-based T&G Global is pulling out all the stops to harvest apples this season, welcoming eight new state-of-the-art automated picking platforms as part of its commitment to provide a safe and productive workplace. With... more »

Two branded apple varieties gain consumer momentum

The latest Nielsen dataset* indicates that Cosmic Crisp and Autumn Glory apples are gaining momentum with consumers. Both varieties led the national apple category in percentage growth of dollars and pounds for the three months... more »

CMI Orchards sees strong sales of branded apples, including Envy and Jazz

Wenatchee, Washington-based CMI Orchards recently announced strong branded apple sales growth for several of its brands. According to a news release, Jazz apples have jumped into the second position for branded apple sales across the... more »

Shippers to retailers: ‘Consumers want more SweetTango’

Poised to begin the second half of their marketing season, SweeTango apple growers across North America are advising their best retailers to stock up to meet continued strong demand from the variety’s passionate consumer fans.... more »

Washington Apple Commission re-appoints five board members

The Washington Apple Commission welcomes the recent re-election of five commissioners to the board of directors. The commissioners, who were elected for a three-year term, are: Cass Gebbers – Grower Position 2, District 1 Bob... more »

Apple Research and Development Program continuation Ok’d in New York

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets announced March 18 that the state’s apple industry has voted in support of continuing the Apple Research and Development program (ARDP). New York apple growers are... more »

Interpoma, Fiera Bolzano announces the dates of the 13th edition  

The next edition of Interpoma, the only international trade show dedicated to the apple sector, will take place from Nov. 17-19, 2022. According to a news release, after a thorough evaluation and a series of... more »

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