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New varieties offer alternatives to club apples in Poland

Club varieties are a hot item amongst global consumers, although they offer good opportunities for select growers, it's not an opportunity open to all growers. This gave Bartosz Jankowski from Qualival an idea - to develop new apple varieties and offer them to Polish growers."Club varieties are not present on.....

Volume of New York apples up for the 2017-2018 season

As New York State hits peak harvest of apples right now, supplies look to be up throughout the region. “Last year’s New York crop was really hurt by drought and small apples and this year, it’s just the opposite,” says Jim Allen of Glenmont, NY-based New York Apple Sales Inc. “There’s ample moisture and.....

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New apple energy drink hits the market in Poland

Ask anyone in the industry, any industry, and they will tell you that the way to stay on top of your competitors is to stay one step ahead. Michal Lachwicz from La-sad thinks that they might have just done exactly that with the unique product that they just brought out a few weeks ago...an energy drink made.....

Australian growers visit apple industry in Washington

In August 2017, APAL took a group of 28 Australian apple and pear growers on a tour of apple and pear production in Washington State in the USA. For almost two weeks the tour was packed with activities as participants visited over 25 different sites meeting well over 30 growers, researchers and consultants, as.....

Prima Fresh plans for new packhouse

In just 14 years since taking over the Tatura-based family business in 2003, Prima Fresh owner Gerard Alampi, the third-generation fruitgrower has taken it from a small family concern, packing around 8,000 bins primarily for wholesale markets, to a vertically-integrated business, with 300 hectares of orchards,.....

US: Michigan officially declares October as Apple Month

To recognize the importance of the Michigan Apple industry, Gov. Rick Snyder has declared October Michigan Apple Month.With more than 11.3 million apple trees in commercial production, covering 35,500 acres on 825 family-run farms in Michigan, apples are the largest and most valuable fruit crop in the Great.....

Argentina: Imports of Chilean apples increased by 500%

By the end of August this year, Argentina had imported a total of 5,670 tons of apples, i.e. almost 500% more than by the same date in the previous season. Regarding the end the second quarter of 2016, foreign purchases multiplied by about 25 times.The data, which was presented a few days ago by the Gabinete.....

Gala harvest concluded

Washington apple harvest half-way finished

Autumn has finally arrived in Eastern Washington, bringing with it the cool nights that create the spectacular apples that Washington is known for. Dave Gleason, Chief Horticulturist, boasts about Washington’s weather, with 300 days of sunshine, an arid climate, and less than seven inches of annual rain in the.....

Ontario apple crop down slightly but sizing is up

Ontario’s apple crop volume is down slightly this year, according to a news release dated September 13, from Ontario Apple Growers Association however “the fruit will be larger, juicier, and more colorful.” The good news is however, according to Peter Katona of Martin’s Family Fruit Farm is that all of the.....

Smaller but better crop of pears to come from Washington

The late season heat has had a slight impact on the Pacific Northwest pear crop.“Because of a cooler spring and a hot late summer, we did begin the pear harvest 2-3 weeks later than the last couple seasons,” says Randy Hartmann of Bellevue, Wash.-based Pacificpro and ProducePipeline.com, which sources pears.....