Hard cider

CiderCon 2018 in Baltimore planned by US Association of Cider Makers

The United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM) will host its eighth annual CiderCon conference Jan. 31 – Feb. 2, 2018 at the Waterfront Marriott in Baltimore, Maryland. CiderCon is an annual opportunity for the cider... more »

Stark Bro’s introduce new apple varieties

Stark Bro’s Nurseries & Orchards Co. has three new apples hitting to the market: Stark Scarlet Crush, Stark Ruby Darling, and Stark Franklin Cider (pictured above, left to right). All will be available for the... more »

Grissom’s Lost Creek Orchards sweeps 2017 Illinois cider contests

The Illinois State Horticulture Society (ISHS) sponsored its 28th annual Illinois and National Sweet Cider Contests and the 15th annual National Hard Cider Contest, held in conjunction with the Illinois Specialty Crops, Agritourism and Organic... more »

Obscure apples pose new challenges for growers, makers

If you’ve decided growing hard cider apples might be profitable, you’ve probably got a few questions rolling around in your brain – among others, questions about varieties, rootstock, tree spacing and orchard maintenance. Since hard... more »

Study: How crop load density affects juice, cider quality

Hard cider, an alcoholic beverage produced from fermented apple juice or apple juice concentrate, is gaining popularity among consumers. Domestic cider consumption increased more than 850 percent in the last 5 years in the U.S.,... more »

Wood leads rebirth of New England hard cider

A block of hard cider trees offers the best view on Barney Hodges’ farm. Facing west, looking down a slight slope, you can see the Adirondack Mountains in the distance. New York state is there,... more »

Cornell research points to better hard cider

Consumer interest in hard cider in North America has blossomed in the past five years, and apple growers are racing to catch up. Cornell research is revealing ways in which apples grown with specific orchard... more »

Equipment monitors orchard temperature

When it comes to apples, idealists continually search for the best one, pessimists settle for the one within easiest reach, while optimists take them all and make pies – or in the case of the... more »

Pennsylvania’s first hard cider guidebook released

Penn State Extension announced the release of the Hard Cider Guidebook: A Producers Guide to Developing a Hard Cider Business in Pennsylvania, made possible by the support provided by the PA Apple Marketing Program, the State... more »

Northwest Cider Association launches Cidermaker’s Toolkit

The Northwest Cider Association (NWCA) has launched the Cidermaker's Toolkit, a resource website for cidermakers. Like Wikipedia, it is a resource... more »

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