Good Fruit Grower

September 2013

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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@ Call for: Hunter Lang Fourth-generation pear eater • • • • • • TREES ROOTSTOCK INTERSTEMS BENCH GRAFTS SLEEPING EYES ROYALTIES Dear Good Fruit Grower: M y grandson Hunter Curtis Lang (four years old at the time of the photograph) is now six, and loves pears. He is a fourth-generation pear farmer. My name is Jon Folden, and I am the head horticulturist for Blue Bird, Inc., in Peshastin, Washington. According to Hunter, "This is better than ice cream, Grandpa." Jon Folden Peshastin, Washington All but one of those are equipped with the electronic internal and internal quality sorting system. Unitec recently established a subsidiary, Unitec USA, in Stockton, California, to serve its American customers. HIGH QUALI EST TY FR TREES UIT ! TOP QUALITY VIRUS TESTED VERY COMPETITIVE PRICING Scott leaves commission C Chris Scott hris Scott, export trade specialist for the Washington Apple Commission for the past four years, left the commission on July 31 to take a position as general manager of NORPAC Industries, a frozen food processor in Quincy, Washington. The company has more than 300 employees. Todd Fryhover, Apple Commission president, said the commission is in the process of determining its future staffing needs in view of Scott's departure. Scott oversaw the commission's promotions in several export markets, including Canada, the United Kingdom, Taiwan, Russia, and the Middle East. He also monitored compliance of overseas entities involved in implementing commission promotions, and worked on the industry section of the commission's Web site ( Crunch Pak has new CEO S Scott Sargent cott Sargent has been appointed chief executive officer of Crunch Pak, a major sliced apple processor and marketer, based in Wenatchee, Washington. Sargent was previously manager of supply chain purchasing for the 1,700-restaurant chain Chick-fil-A in Atlanta, Georgia. He has also worked for the consulting firm Booz Allen and Delta Air Lines, and is a U.S. Navy veteran. He will work alongside his predecessor, John Graden, until the end of the year. Graden will then become a board member and continue to work for Crunch Pak as director of raw product purchasing. For more information about Crunch Pak, check the Web site CONTRACTS FOR 2014, 2015 & beyond Custom Contracted Apple, Pear, Cherry & Peach Trees • Order 2015 Trees • Order Rootstock for 2016 now 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 SEPTEMBER 2013 7

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