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

Small is Just as Big – 2021 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

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