Fruits

San Antonio Wholesale Produce Market featured on Viva Fresh tour

The fifth annual Viva Fresh Produce Expo will start April 25 with a great opportunity for growers, wholesalers and distributors to tour the San Antonio Wholesale Produce Market... more »

University of Florida offers Stone Fruit Field Day on April 30

Stone fruit is a term used for fruit like peaches, nectarines, and cherries that have a single seed or “stone” in them. All of these fruit normally require a much greater cold period in the... more »

Michigan Apple Committee board elects officers

The Michigan Apple Committee Board of Directors elected new officers at their March 28 meeting. Mark Youngquist of Kent City was elected chair, Michael Dietrich of Conklin was elected vice chair and Damon Glei of... more »

T&G Global claims ‘world’s first commercial robotic apple harvest’

T&G Global is claiming the ‘world’s first commercial robotic apple harvest’ in a post on the company website. The harvest at T&G’s “home operations” in New Zealand’s Hawkes Bay orchards comes four years after working... more »

Canadian blueberries get a registered plant growth regulator

NutriAg recently introduced SproutMax, which it's calling one of the first plant growth regulator (PGR) products available in Canada for blueberries. The technology in SproutMax speeds up the filling process in new fields, reducing the... more »

Wish Farms starts domestic blueberry season, to pack 4 million pounds

Demand for Florida blueberries has seen a significant rise over the last decade as people are becoming keenly aware of their numerous health benefits. As the largest grower of fresh blueberries in Florida, Wish Farms expects... more »

Michigan ag commission elects leader, awards grants to fruit businesses

During its regularly scheduled meeting March 27, the Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development elected new officers and voted to approve Food and Agriculture Investment Fund grants for 11 food and agriculture projects in... more »

Update: South Carolina peaches suffered minimal damage from freeze

Clemson researchers report South Carolina peaches appear to have survived the recent cold snap, but growers shouldn’t let down their guard just yet. The Clemson Peach Team and Cooperative Extension Service agents met this week... more »


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