Fruits

Rainier Fruit starts holiday giving for ‘Pears for Pairs’

Rainier Fruit recently announced a second year of its holiday charity program, Pears for Pairs, which buys socks for the homeless. The campaign launches in stores in September. Rainier will contribute a portion of the... more »

‘Wild Side’ authors describe ‘planned chaos’ of fruit farm

Vermont fruit growers Nancy and John Hayden are the authors of "Farming on the Wild Side," a book due out from Chelsea Green publishers Sept. 19. The book discusses how they reverted their property into... more »

Wish Farms’ ‘generations of sweetness’ celebrated

Berry company Wish Farms recently broke ground on a new headquarters building and rolled out a new marketing tagline, “generations of sweetness.” Based in Plant City, Florida, the company is a grower, marketer and year-round... more »

Compac InVision TotalView cherry sorting technology used by Apofruit

Italian cooperative Apofruit invested in a Compac InVision TotalView cherry sorting platform in 2018 to enhance their ability to deliver consistent quality efficiently. The system was installed in time to save the 2019 cherry season,... more »

Arrigoni screens promote safe production of apples and pears

Globally, the annual production of apples is around 80 million tons (source: WAPA). The pear instead exceeds 23 million tons (source: FAO). Together, these two fruits represent one of the most produced and consumed fruit... more »

Michigan Apple Committee seeking the next apple queen

Women with a strong and definite connection to the Michigan Apple industry are encouraged to apply for the 2020 Michigan Apple Queen title. The application deadline is Oct. 11, 2019. The new queen will be... more »

Fire blight recovery research sponsored in New York

Apple research funded by the farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program and conducted by Srdjan G. Acimovic, of the Hudson Valley Research Laboratory, has helped New York apple growers recover from the 2016 epidemic... more »

USApple’s Bair urges USMCA passage at trade press event

USApple President & CEO Jim Bair today spoke at a press conference in Washington, D.C., to urge Congress to pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA). The event took place at the International Trade Center during... more »


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