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Domex Superfresh Growers sees organic apple, pear growth

Domex Superfresh Growers, Yakima, Wash., saw growth in organic apples and pears this past season, with galas and bartletts leading each category.

The Packer seeks nominations for apple person of the year

The Packer is calling for nominations for the 2019 Apple Man or Woman of the Year.
Jul 08, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples

New Michigan apple partnership adds Elite Apple supply

The newly formed joint sales alliance of Grand Rapids-based Michigan Fresh Marketing and BelleHarvest has added Sparta, Mich.-based Elite Apple as another supplier.

Crunch Time Apple Growers: SnapDragon had a monster 2018 season

SnapDragon apples experienced a huge 2018-19 season and may have an even better 2019-20 season. 

New York Apple Association appoints board members

The Fishers, N.Y.-based New York Apple Association’s board of directors elected officers and welcomed new members.

China’s reduced crop no opportunity for U.S. exporters

China’s apple production was down sharply this season, but U.S. apple exporters couldn’t help fill the gap.
Jun 24, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples

Drought likely to give New Zealand Envys opportunity in apple market

Look for a lot of Envys from New Zealand during the summer apple season in 2019, said David Nelley, apple category director for Vancouver, British Columbia-based The Oppenheimer Group.

Robotics Plus wins innovation award for apple packer

A robotic apple packer from New Zealand-based Robotics Plus has won a major technology award.

Jennifer Parkhill named executive director of apple co-op

The Next Big Thing Growers’ Cooperative, Wenatchee, Wash., has hired Jennifer Parkhill as executive director.

CORRECTED: India acts on 20% apple tariff

After months of delay, India has imposed a 20% retaliatory tariff on U.S. apples, walnuts, almonds, and 25 other goods.
Jun 17, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples, #India