Apples

Early apple outlook appears good

The total 2019 U.S. fresh and processed apple production was estimated at 267.2 million 42-pound boxes, at the Premier Apple Cooperative meeting in Syracuse, New York, on June 25. The forecast indicated a 9% rise... more »

Michigan Ridge growers visit southwest neighbors

The Michigan Pomesters took their annual RidgeFest tour on the road Aug. 1, traveling from Sparta to southwest Michigan to learn about differences in climate, equipment and organic apple growing. Farms visited were Molter Produce... more »

Georgia farm leads in apple orchard contest

Folks across the country are voting online for their favorite apple orchards in a contest organized by USA Today's 10Best.com. Twenty orchards are involved in the online contest, featuring orchards in California, Georgia, Indiana, Michigan,... more »

Riveridge announces new hires, promotions

Sparta, Michigan’s Riveridge Produce Marketing recently announced a number of new hires and promotions throughout its vertically-integrated company. The company is grower, packer, shipper and marketer of produce. It sells about half of Michigan's fresh... more »

US trade official to headline USApple’s outlook conference

USDA Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney will speak at the U.S. Apple Association’s annual conference next month in Chicago. The Crop Outlook & Marketing Conference, Aug. 22-23, is the premier event to preview,... more »

Scientists create single-use edible dishware made from apples

A few years ago, biotechnologists from Samara State Technical University took up the development of edible food film, which could reduce the amount of waste from traditional plastic packaging. According to a July 18 report... more »

Red Rich Fruits gets exclusive Australian rights to Cosmic Crisp

Red Rich Fruits has secured exclusive rights to grow and market Cosmic Crisp apples in Australia, according to a press release. “Red Rich Fruits has been growing superior quality apples in Australia’s pristine Yarra Valley... more »

Production expected up for Michigan SweeTango, Kiku, other apples

Applewood Fresh Growers expect a production increase of 20% over last year for SweeTango, as well as growth in production of other club varieties. In a press release, Applewood said it was “the lead marketer... more »


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