Fruits

RosBREED 2 halfway toward improved parent plants

Apple cultivars with ancient genetic resistance to the industry’s scourge of fire blight, and peaches with a consumer-friendly texture are just two of many targets that researchers with the RosBREED... more

Apple crop forecast in line with averages

This year’s U.S. apple crop is sizing up to be on par with the five-year average, giving industry experts hope for a positive marketing climate. The foreca... more

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Berryhill becomes chair of California winegrape group

The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) has elected new officers and members to its board of directors. [caption id="" align="alignr... more »

Washington State Tree Fruit Association plans annual meeting, expo

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association (WSTFA) will host the 113th Annual Meeting and NW Hort Expo at the Three Rivers Convention Center Dec. 4-6... more »

Stark Scarlet Crush cultivar gets Green Thumb award

A new apple cultivar from Stark Bro’s Nurseries & Orchards was recently honored by the Direct Gardening Association. Stark Scarlet Crush Appl... more »

Georgia’s peach farmers hoping for colder winter

Georgia needs colder temperatures this winter to avoid a second disastrous peach season, says Jeff Cook, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension C... more »

New ‘Bitter Rivalry’ ale produced for Washington’s Apple Cup

The name is “Bitter Rivalry.” The ingredients, however, in Elysian Brewing Company’s newest pale ale, brewed to commemorate the 110th Apple C... more »

Rainier Fruit launches ‘Wholesome Heroes’ campaign

Rainier Fruit has launched a new program, Wholesome Heroes, to celebrate individuals who embody the company’s “Wholesome to the Core” marketing ... more »

MSU seeks input on impact of SWD on small fruit

Michigan State University's (MSU) Extension Small Fruit Team is seeking input regarding the impact of spotted wing drosophila on the 2017 Michigan ber... more »

Nominations for Young Apple Leaders sought by USApple

The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) is seeking nominations for its USApple Young Apple Leaders program. Young apple growers who are at the start... more »

Washington state apple pesticide residue study released

Since 2011, the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission (WTFRC) has conducted annual trials to evaluate pesticide residues on Gala apples. This y... more »

Winegrape grower Winiarski named to California Hall of Fame

California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. and First Lady Anne Gust Brown, in partnership with the California Museum, said Nov. 14 Warren Winiarski will... more »


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