Apples

Coordinated marketing fuels record SweeTango apple sales

A coordinated strategy of aggressive retail push and consumer pull activities has already driven sales of 2020-crop SweeTango apples to the top of the charts this season, growers of the managed variety report. And given... more »

Blind Renaissance gets Summit Creative Award for work with Washington tree fruit

Wenatchee, Washington-based Blind Renaissance has won gold in the worldwide Summit Creative Awards in the non-profit website category. Last summer, their work with the Washington Tree Fruit Research Committee to design and develop a new... more »

USApple: 2021 Young Apple Leader applications now open

The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) today launched its application process for the 2021 Young Apple Leader (YAL) class. Interested applicants have until Dec. 31, 2020 to submit their applications. The mission of the YAL program... more »

Firman Pollen adds Donny Leadon in sales and business development

Yakima,Washington-based Firman Pollen, an industry leader in supplying supplemental pollen since 1933, has hired Donny Leadon in sales and business development. “Donny is an outstanding addition to the team and brings a wealth of knowledge... more »

Senstar Insecticide protects against woolly apple aphid, pear psylla

Apple and pear growers now have a unique new option to protect fruit from damaging insects. A new Product from Valent U.S.A. is now available for use in pome fruit   According to a news release,... more »

CMI Orchards reports growth in organic production, sales

Over the past decade, Wenatchee, Washington-based CMI Orchards has continued to invest significantly in overall organic growth, bringing to market some of the very first club organics such as Ambrosia, KIKU, Kanzi, Jazz, Envy, Smitten... more »

Rears Sprayer Raffle begins at Washington Apple Education Foundation

Many of us consider this time of year to be "Rears Sprayer Raffle Season" at the Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF). This year, we're throwing in a twist (really, can you believe it a twist... more »

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 »

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