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Winter heat, spring freezes and too much late spring/early summer rain combined to make 2016 a challenging year for Virginia’s apple growers.
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Monday new export sales of Virginia apples by Crown Orchard Company to a major Indian importer during his trade and marketing mission to the Middle East and India.
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services reports the outlook for the 2015 apple crop is excellent and says this is probably the finest crop of Golden Delicious apples Virginia has produced in years.
Fall is traditionally apple season in Virginia, and many more Virginia-grown apples are now being sold directly to consumers instead of to processing plants for juice and sauce.
Virginia’s commercial orchards yielded about 4.6 million bushels of apples in 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced today the 2014 production figures for apples, grapes and peaches. The figures came from surveys by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Why do Virginia apple growers care how many West Coast apples are shipped to China? China is a growing world market, and a domestic over-supply of Washington state apples could hurt Virginia apple prices, according to Spencer Neale, Virginia Farm Bureau Federation vice president of commodity marketing.
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says the 2013 apple crop is excellent and harvest is coming along nicely.
Virginia apples are in season, and according to growers this year’s crop is top-notch. Apples were brought to North America by European colonists. With more than 7,500 varieties, they are one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits.
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services reported on Monday that the outlook for the 2010 apple crop is very good. The department has been in contact with growers representing the Southwest Virginia and the Central and the Northern Shenandoah Valley. With few exceptions, growers indicated that the 2010 harvest should be normal, and […]