Fruits

Guide helps boost sales throughout National Blueberry Month

July is National Blueberry Month, and the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) has packed the entire month with promotions to drive blueberry sales and pique consumer interest to Grab a Boost of Blue. The group... more »

Delmarva strawberry crop kicking into gear

In our region, commercial strawberries are grouped in two classes based on their flowering habit: those that flower and fruit mostly once in the spring and those that continue to flower and fruit as long... more »

Penn State scientists to explore postharvest fruit rot

Scientists in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences have received a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant of nearly $313,000 to study the effects of postharvest fruit decay. The research is designed to support the mid-Atlantic... more »

Weather-related damage lowers California blueberry crop

California blueberry harvest is in full swing, and some growers are picking a smaller crop this year after losing fruit to spring frost and hail. The California Blueberry Commission estimates farms will produce 55 million... more »

Rutgers unveils new, sweeter strawberry

Rutgers researchers have unveiled a new varietal that’s been 15 years in the making: Rutgers D’Light. Bred for its flavorful, sweet fruit, Rutgers D’Light has a unique holiday light shape that makes it the “ideal... more »

WSU sets 2022 Virtual Orchard Meetup Summer Series

Washington State University Tree Fruit Extension has scheduled its 2022 Virtual Orchard Meetup Summer Series with dates in June and July. This year's theme is "Orchard Efficiency: Labor and Technology." In 2021, WSU Tree Fruit... more »

Lessons from Macrophomina in chickpea for strawberry growers

Gerald Holmes, director of the Strawberry Center at California Polytechnic State University, shares three takeaways from a study on Macrophomina in chickpea that can benefit strawberry growers. See Holmes' key takeaways below. It’s helpful to... more »

Lights! Camera! Blueberries!

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council is asking for growers to participate in National Blueberry Month (July) through mini videos introducing themselves to consumers. The video initiative is part of USHBC's 31-day consumer campaign throughout July... more »

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