Insects and Apples – 2024 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

Are Crab Apple Trees Really That Special? – 2024 Guide

There are about six common varieties of apple trees that can be found in the UK. Some are known for having a mild flavor that borders between sweet and tangy. The others might be known for their soft structure or their crisp bite. You can choose different types and this depends on what you need. … Read more

Small is Just as Big – 2024 Guide

I love traveling and meeting growers from across the country. The United States is full of many dedicated people who devote their lives to this profession. It humbles me when I walk the floor of any growing convention and listen to their stories. While at the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market Expo in … Read more

Apple Outlook

Apple Outlook

As we move along in the year, our current crop focus is centering on apples. It’s only right to feature BelleWood Acres and the process that has given them success for the last 20-plus years. BelleWood Acres is located in Washington state where apples are king. The state produces the most apples in the country; … Read more