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Shopper feedback strong on SweeTango variety apples

Recent in-store demos show strongly positive consumer feedback on the SweeTango apple’s taste, quality, value and convenience, marketers report.
Dec 05, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples

Lettuce takes over on Produce Market Guide

Oranges were once again knocked out of the No. 1 spot on Produce Market Guide, this time by lettuce, which moved up two slots from the previous week to take the lead the week of Nov. 25.

New York Apple Association offers new poly bag options, retail contest

The Fishers, N.Y.-based New York Apple Association is kicking off the holiday season with new poly bags and a big holiday retail display contest.
Nov 27, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples

Apple education foundation thanks Stemilt volunteers

Stemilt Growers, Wenatchee, Wash., received the Washington Apple Education Foundation’s Group Volunteer of the Year Award.

West Central Michigan group plans fruit research center

A new group of horticulturists is establishing a fruit tree research center in Michigan to tackle issues facing apples and other crops.

Envy apples find star status on lifestyle blog

Envy apples are being promoted on Poosh, the lifestyle blog of celebrity Kourtney Kardashian.
Nov 21, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples

Drought dings Chile fruit exports

Chile 2019-20 deciduous fruit exports will dip modestly because of a drought and a decline in planted area, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Drought stressing Chilean fruit growers

Drought conditions in Chile are stressing Chilean fruit producers, according to a new report from Fedefruta, the Federation of Fruit Producers of Chile.

Stemilt Growers offers multiple Honeycrisp options

Wenatchee, Wash.-based Stemilt Growers has plenty of options for retailers looking to promote Honeycrisp apples.
Nov 19, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples

Crunch Pak inks exclusive rights to Cosmic Crisp slices

Crunch Pak will be the exclusive processor and marketer of sliced Cosmic Crisp apples.