U.S. can profitably produce larger apple crops

What’s the ideal size of the U.S. apple crop? A simple question, with no simple answer. When Fruit Growers News quizzed members of the U.S. apple industry, their answers varied – if they chose to... more »

TruEarth strategy draws Midwest apple growers

More than 20 apple growers in Minnesota and Wisconsin are pursuing earth-friendly growing practices in the upper Mississippi Valley, to compete against the growth of full-fledged organic operations that are more apt to thrive in... more »

Chinese importers touring Northwest apple industry

Nine Chinese importers are visiting Washington state and Oregon this week to learn more about their apple and pear industries, according to the Washington Apple Commission (WAC). WAC and Northwest Pear Bureau are jointly sponsoring... more »

Washington state maneuvers past 2015 challenges

Washington state has had its share of fruit production challenges in 2015, among the latest being wildfires that struck portions of key fruit packing facilities in Chelan County in mid-August. Organizers of the July 15-17... more »

Crunch Time Apple Growers launches SnapDragon apples

SnapDragon apples, grown in New York State and available exclusively from Crunch Time Apple Growers, are debuting at retailers throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions starting in October. After a successful limited release in... more »

Washington apples see promise in export markets

Washington state will produce 125.2 million standard 40-pound boxes of fresh apples in 2015, according to the Washington State Tree Fruit Association (WSTFA). The forecast, made in early August, is down 10.5 percent from 2014’s... more »

Time to vote for the best apple orchard in the U.S.

Voting is underway for the USA Today Readers’ Choice Awards, and your opinion is requested! Now until Sept. 28 at 11:59 a.m. ET, cast your vote for the best apple orchard in the United States.... more »

Applications now available for the 2016 Michigan Apple Queen

Women with a connection to the Michigan apple industry are encouraged to apply for the 2016 Michigan Apple Queen title. The application deadline is Oct. 16, 2015. The new queen will be crowned at the... more »

Precision orchard management supports success of New York apple industry

Excellent is how Cornell University Horticulture Professor Terence Robinson describes the results of precision orchard management trials at four Northern New York apple orchards. The trials funded by the farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development... more »

Appeeling Fruit Inc. voluntarily recalls limited production of sliced apples

Appeeling Fruit in Dauberville, Pennsylvania is voluntarily recalling a limited number of consumer packages of fresh sliced apples with Best-if-Used-by dates of Sept. 14, 2015 and Sept. 21, 2015, due to the potential to be contaminated... more »

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