Peaches

Researchers ‘FasTrack’ plum breeding

Plum, peach, cherry, apricot and almond trees – what do they have in common? Well, they are all members of the genus Prunus, and their fruits are well loved among American consumers. But perhaps the... more »

Commission promotes Georgia blueberries

Georgia is a state known for peaches, pecans and onions. But if Joe Cornelius and the George Blueberry Commission (GBC) have anything to say about it, Georgia will become known for blueberries above all other... more »

Maintaining the integrity of IPM while battling the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Pennsylvania tree fruit growers have embraced the principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) since the late 1960s and early 1970s. By one definition, IPM is the “utilization of all suitable techniques and methods in as... more »

Palisade fruit farms protected

As the pink promise of peach blossoms spreads across the Palisade area this week, one of the top fruit-growing areas in the Rocky Mountain region has a new guarantee that fruit growing will continue, despite... more »

More states growing their own wine grapes

While California remains the leader in grape and wine production in the United States, other regions of the country are quickly catching on. Both new and old growers are getting into the grape and wine... more »

RosBREED bringing fruit breeders together

It’s an exciting time to be a fruit breeder. That much was evident March 8, when breeders of rosaceous crops – including apples, peaches, cherries and strawberries – got together in Lansing, Mich., to share... more »

Maryland family celebrates 50 years for farm market

Nestled in the rolling hills of the Catoctin Mountains in Thurmont, Md. is the Black family farm, Catoctin Mountain Orchards. The Blacks grow fruits and vegetables, have a farm market and bakery, build a pumpkin... more »

February Freeze Killed 99% Of New Mexico’s Peach Crop

Peach cobbler made with locally grown peaches is one of the joys of summer. But this year, that treat may not be possible for New Mexicans.The hard freeze in February damaged an estimated 99 percent... more »

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