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Stemilt touts Piñata and kid-sized organic Lil Snappers

Wenatchee, Wash.-based Stemilt Growers is promoting Piñata and Artisan Organics Lil Snappers apples as summer promotion options.

Apple industry veteran Scott Hanses dies

Apple industry veteran Scott Michael Hanses, 62, died March 13.

The rise of Cosmic Crisp

It’s not very often that you come across a “game-changing” product that actually delivers everything it promises.

Washington crop up slightly from earlier estimate

The latest estimate for the Washington apple crop is 138.2 million fresh-packed boxes, up slightly from the August forecast.

Export demand steady, tariffs spur worries for Washington apples

Exporters of Washington apples anticipate ample business this year.

Organic apple sales continue to blossom in Washington

Apple grower-shippers in Washington say they will have plenty of organic fruit this year, which will keep pace with rising demand.

Washington growers anticipate big apple harvest this season

Gala will overtake red delicious this year as Washington’s top apple variety.

Washington Apples 2018 business updates

Catch up on the news from grower-shippers and marketers of Washington apples with a few quick updates.

Stemilt opens new storage and distribution center

Stemilt Growers Inc., Wenatchee, Wash., has opened a new 500,000-square-foot shipping building to handle its apples, pears and cherries, said Roger Pepperl, marketing director.

Marketing Associations have new manager

Brian Focht is the new manager of what are known collectively in the Pacific Northwest as the Marketing Associations, representing apples, pears and cherries.