Specialty Produce Can Find a Market

What are the next big sellers? Ever heard of purple snow peas, chayote squash or horned melons? How about rambutan, custard apples or sunchokes? How about kiwifruit? Forty-five years ago, nobody had heard of this strange New Zealand fruit, called Chinese gooseberries at the time. Since Frieda Caplan’s company, Produce Specialties, introduced Chinese gooseberries to … Read more

Put Those Potatoes To Bed

Potatoes To Bed

Narrow seed rows for greater yield Boosting yields by crowding plants together in high populations has been effective in crops from cotton to apples, and some pioneers in Idaho are finding that it works for potatoes, too. In fact, they have devised a new planting regime based on narrow seed rows on wide beds, and … Read more