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SnapDragon apples return; Crunch Time adds growers in five states

Harvest season is underway for SnapDragon apples, grown exclusively by Crunch Time Apple Growers, Lockport, N.Y.

Stemilt treats organic apples with Apeel to extend freshness

Stemilt Growers, Wenatchee, Wash., is using Apeel Science’s shelf-life extension technology on Artisan Organics-branded apples this season.

Starr Ranch Growers emoji pouches recyclable

Smile! The Starr Ranch Growers is offering Apple Snaq apples with emoji graphics in recyclable packaging.

Washington Apple Education Foundation site highlights scholarships

The Washington Apple Education Foundation has a new scholarship resource website,

Western wildfire concerns move from California to Oregon

Wildfires were causing a wide range of problems for the produce industry in the first two weeks of September.

Wind, fires affect Washington apple harvest, production estimate

Windstorms, wildfires and a revision of yields on trees is dropping Washington apple crop estimates for the 2020-21 season by 5-10%, according to the Washington Apple Commission.

Marketers expect to move plenty of apples through pandemic

Washington apple suppliers say they will survive the COVID-19 pandemic, but getting through it has required some adjustments.

Starr Ranch Growers kicks off back-to-school sweepstakes

Starr Ranch Growers, Wenatchee, Wash., is using a back-to-school sweepstakes to lighten up the transition more fun this year.

Washington apple volume could be similar to last year’s crop

Sober acceptance of and aggressive responses to the coronavirus pandemic are creating a kind of “tempered” optimism among Washington’s apple grower-shippers and marketers in 2020.

Crunch Pak’s new Lunch Kitz feature Toy Story’s Woody

Sliced apple company Crunch Pak, Cashmere, Wash., has new a new product, Lunch Kitz, featuring Woody the cowboy from Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story movie franchise.