Good Fruit Grower

November 2012

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IN THE BOX Want to share your opinion? Write us at 105 S. 18th St., #217, Yakima, WA 98901 or e-mail growing@ I Missing Pear Fact Dear Good Fruit Grower: greatly enjoyed your September pear issue of the Good Fruit Grower. The article "A plethora of pears" was most interesting. But, one major element was missing! That is the great role Dr. Mel Westwood, of Oregon State University, had in the development of the National Clonal Pear Repository. Dr. Westwood spent years in the study and collection of European and Asian pear species. It was primarily due to his expertise that the nation now has that fine pear species repository. Best wishes for a continued excellent fruit publication. Paul Larsen (Former superintendent, WSU Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center, Wenatchee) Logan, Utah Many Issues of Interest Dear Good Fruit Grower: I am an active member of the Seattle Tree Fruit society. (I am also an old apple picker who has worked fields in Yakima, Wenatchee, Chelan, Brewster, and in the state of Utah). I enjoy getting my Good Fruit Grower. I particularly enjoyed this last issue that touched on many issues of interest, such as what is happening in Mt. Vernon (at WSU) on cider apple research or what is happening with research on parasitic wasps of the stinkbug, so I thought I'd personally write and say thanks for all your work. Don Ricks (By e-mail) TOP QUALITY VIRUS TESTED VERY COMPETITIVE PRICING Good Job T Thomas DeNisco DeNisco to head Apple Processors Association homas DeNisco, vice president, general manager, and chief financial officer of Knouse Foods Coop- erative, Inc., has been elected chairman of the Apple Processors Association. DeNisco will serve a two-year term as leader of the Washington, D.C.-based association devoted to rep- resenting and improving the nation's apple process- ing industry. Americans eat about two-thirds of their apples in processed form. Knouse Foods, Peach Glen, Pennsylvania, is a grower-owned fruit-processing cooperative and one of the largest apple-processing companies in the world. It has 100 producer-own- ers and buys fruit from more than 600 growers and some 70,000 acres of orchards. It produces applesauce, apple butter, apple juice, and pie fillings, under such labels as Musselman's, Lucky Leaf, Apple Time, Speas Farm, and Lincoln. It also packs private branded food prod- ucts and serves commercial users through a large foodservice division. The Apple Processors Association was founded in 1987 as a national association of companies that manufacture food products from whole apples. Correction Femi Alabi was incorrectly identified in a photo caption of the story "Clean vines keep viruses out" on page 37 of the October issue of Good Fruit Grower. Alabi has completed his Ph.D. program and is a postdoctoral research associate at Washington State University. ) ) CONTRACTS FOR 2013, 2014, 2015 Custom Contracted Apple, Pear, Cherry & Peach Trees Order 2015 rootstocks for trees and 2014 dormant eyes now Time to order 2014 Bench Grafts and decide on 2014 Bench Graft Scions Paul Tvergyak: 509-669-0689 We ship nationwide, so please call for price and availability! 509/662-6931 1261 Ringold Rd., PO Box 300 • Eltopia, WA 99330 GOOD FRUIT GROWER NOVEMBER 2012 5 Call for: • TREES • ROOTSTOCK • INTERSTEMS • BENCH GRAFTS • SLEEPING EYES • ROYALTIES QUALITY FRUIT TREES ! HIGHEST

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