Insects and Apples – 2021 Guide

Each year, insects continue to challenge apple growers in western North Carolina. Marvin Owings, Extension director of the Henderson County Center, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, said county growers deal most with Lepidoptera type insects such as codling moths and oriental fruit moths as well as a different pest called plum curculio. Codling moth Jim … Read more

Pay Attention to Apple Tree Nutritional Needs – 2021 Guide

When establishing a new orchard, growers are usually very diligent in identifying all the components needed for rapid tree establishment, including performing soil tests to determine fertilizer needs. Additionally, the results will indicate whether the pH needs to be adjusted with the goal of attaining pH 6.5. Professor Eric Hanson, from the Horticulture Department at … Read more

What is the new Kiku Apple and is it sweet?

Kiku Apple

A completely new apple variety is set to come to the USA market. It is expected to become a fan favorite among the sweet apple lovers. Meet the Kiku apple, a Fuji sport. Columbia Marketing International (CMI) introduced it to the American marketplace. Kiku apples are being grown by Applewood Orchards Inc. in Deerfield, MI, … Read more