Apples

Rice Fruit’s Lemonade apples offer splash of yellow

Rice Fruit Co., Gardeners, Pennsylvania, is kicking off Lemonade apple packing this season with increased volume due to recent plantings coming into production. “We’re super excited to offer an apple that’s fresh and bright, but... more »

Washington state to decide on produce sticker ban

Washington state legislators are considering a ban on non-compostable stickers on fresh produce. Specialty crop groups, including the Washington State Tree Fruit Association (WSTFA), say the ban could lead to an increase in the use... more »

Norway’s unique landscape, laws drive tree fruit plans

Renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty, with fjords, mountains, glaciers and pristine lakes, Norway's landscapes are often described as some of the most picturesque in the world. At first glance, however, a fruit farmer probably... more »

Texas event tailors fruit education to state’s climate

To successfully grow peaches and other tree fruit in the Lone Star State’s challenging climate, growers must carefully consider proper fruit and site selection and how to establish their orchards. Participants at the Oct. 18-20... more »

IFTA conference features tech, labor, climate sessions

The 67th Annual International Fruit Tree Association Conference and Tours features a full slate of education sessions, networking opportunities and tours of Washington orchards. The event is Feb. 11-14 at the Yakima Convention Center in... more »

WSU offers North Central Washington Tree Fruit Days

Washington State University (WSU) has released information on its North Central Washington Tree Fruit Days, which will be Jan. 16-18 in Wenatchee and on Feb. 7 in Omak. The WSU Tree Fruit Extension programs in... more »

FirstFruit Farms acquires Applewood Fresh Growers

FirstFruits Farms, Prescott, Washington, has acquired Michigan’s Applewood Orchards and Applewood Fresh Growers. This development marks a significant milestone in FirstFruits’ continuous pursuit of excellence and expansion, according to a news release. Working jointly, FirstFruits... more »

Researchers study AI for thinning, pruning automation

Researchers are examining ways AI can help improve orchard thinning and pruning. Oregon State University (OSU) and Washington State University scientists with AI, mechanical engineering and computer science expertise are also considering how the tech... more »

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