Good Fruit Grower

May 15

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16 MAY 15, 2016 Good Fruit Grower W hen the first of the Columbia Gorge's sweet cherries come off the trees, Mt. Adams Orchards Corp., will begin using its new packing equipment in Dallesport, Washington. Their neighbors across the Columbia River — Orchard View in The Dalles, Oregon — will do the same. Both cherry companies have invested millions of dollars in 48 lanes each equipped with optical equip- ment that uses near-infrared technology to sort fruit by size, firmness, color and defect. The gear, once a new Optical lines are growing Cherries Upgrades using near-infrared technology to sort fruit are necessary to keep pace with the industry. by Ross Courtney Workers install a cherry processing line that will feature optical ©2016 Meadow Creature, LLC MeadowCreature.Com ® Or Give Us a Call 360-329-2250 MAKE CIDER WITH EASE - - MEADOW CREATURE ® Commercial quality at a family price–the AVALON ®

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