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Tree fruit expert Fred Valentine dies at 81
Tree fruit expert Fred Valentine dies at 81
A well-respected horticulturalist in northcentral Washington, Fred Valentine, has died at age 81. He was involved in development of the Cameo apple.

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New apple poised for record-setting launch
New apple poised for record-setting launch
Washington apple producers have ordered more than 8.7 million new Cosmic Crisp apple trees to plant in the next three years which means production could reach 9 million boxes in three to five years. That’s believed the fastest start to a new...
Apples fit millennials’ values, Wal-Mart representative says
Apples fit millennials’ values, Wal-Mart representative says
Freshness, consistent quality and good taste are what millennials look for in fruit and most foods, a Wal-Mart store representative tells Washington tree fruit growers.
SugarBee apples head to stores this month
SugarBee apples head to stores this month
A new apple variety, SugarBee, that may rival Honeycrisp, is being test marketed for the first time in stores this month by Chelan Fresh Marketing.
Australia strikes tax deal on use of backpackers to pick fruit
Australian farmers rely heavily on thousands of young backpackers traversing the Outback to pick their produce each year.
Navel orange harvest yields good fruit size, flavor
Navel orange harvest yields good fruit size, flavor
The navel orange harvest is proceeding in the San Joaquin Valley, and growers are reporting good fruit size and flavor.
Tree fruit meet to talk technology, Cosmic Crisp
Technology and Washington’s new Cosmic Crisp apple are among many topics orchardists will hear and talk about at the Washington State Tree Fruit Association’s annual meeting, Dec. 5-7.
Wine research seminars expand
The Washington State Wine Commission is expanding its research seminars for both sides of the state in 2017.
Scientist hired to work on strawberry production issues
Scientist hired to work on strawberry production issues
The California Strawberry Commission has hired a former Washington State University and University of Florida scientist to help growers with production-related challenges.
Big wine company makes a big move in Oregon
Big wine company makes a big move in Oregon
The California giant is building a 68,000-square-foot winery in McMinnville, in the heart of Oregon's Pinot noir country.
PNW pear sales post a good start
PNW pear sales post a good start
Despite an abundance of Bartlett causing a dip from high prices, it looks like a pear crop moderate in size but good in quality will bring good returns for Northwest growers.

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