World Apple and Pear Association: Southern Hemisphere Apple and Pear Crop Forecast Revised Downward Following Severe Weather Events

Following the intense weather events that affected several countries in the Southern Hemisphere, the World Apple and Pear Association (WAPA) has released an update of the Southern Hemisphere apple and pear crop forecast that was

Boost Pink Lady Momentum with Multi-Variety Bulk Promotions this Valentine’s Day

January 19, 2023 Stemilt

Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be as sweet without making Pink Lady® apples a top promotional item for the loveliest day of the year. Stemilt’s marketing director, Brianna Shales, shares opportunities with retailers for bulk Pink Lady® apples and how to boost the variety’s momentum through multi-variety ad promotion.

Autumn Glory Apple Off to Record-Shattering Start

January 16, 2023 Domex Superfresh Growers

In November, Autumn Glory® apple hit the retail shelves for a record-shattering season start. Shipment volumes were at all-time highs, ranking Autumn Glory as number two in the Washington State “Other Variety” category according to the November shipment report. The week after Thanksgiving sported a whopping 104% growth over the previous year.

Superfresh Orchard Update: Episode 52, Looking Ahead

January 5, 2023 Domex Superfresh Growers

This past year was an unusual year in the orchards. Difficult weather during both the bloom and harvest windows in Washington State had many growers worried about the crop. Thankfully, with some help from the beautiful summer weather that our region is known for, the 2022 apple crop ended up with excellent flavors and eating experiences, although the volume was a bit lower than usual.

Washington Farmers Look Forward After a Tough Year For Crops

December 27, 2022 Mai Hoang, The Columbian

A cold and wet spring created havoc for the state’s tree-fruit harvest this year. The damp weather reduced spring pollination activity, stunting crop development. Snow damaged many of those limited buds, keeping them from growing into apples, cherries and other fruit.