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2014-08-04 16:27:56

Washington State Fruit Commission anticipates an extra sweet season for peaches, apricots, nectarines and plums thanks to ideal early summer climate conditions; new research shows health benefits of peaches YAKIMA, Wash., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stone fruit from Washington state, including juicy peaches, nectarines, apricots, plums and prunes are now available on store shelves nationwide while the season lasts, approximately through mid-September. Thanks to the early summer...

2014-06-26 16:24:43

Earlier than in seasons past, the 2014 crop proves to be the juiciest yet YAKIMA, Wash., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2014 crop of Northwest sweet cherries is now arriving on grocery store shelves earlier than the past several years, putting the classic summertime fruit front and center for the Fourth of July holiday. With consistently warm weather and sunny days in the Northwest growing regions, growers are expecting a benchmark year for flavor, size and color, so consumers can...

2011-03-03 23:28:48

Research provides good news for stone fruit growers Blossom or fruitlet thinning is a labor-intensive part of commercial peach and nectarine production. The use of mechanical string blossom thinners has been shown to reduce labor requirements and improve fruit size in peach crops, but stone fruit producers have needed more information about the range of thinning times. New research from Tara Auxt Baugher and colleagues from The Pennsylvania State University and Penn State Cooperative...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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