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Use of Apples as a Base in Formulation
2/1/2021 By Allyson (Ally) Swanstrom
Apples are an adaptable fruit that have the power to alter various food products. There are many varieties of apples and the ratio of sweetness to tartness can be utilized in many formulas. Each apple variety has a unique ratio of tartness (titratable acidity) and sweetness (brix). These attributes can be advantageous when striving for a certain flavor profile... READ MORE
apple orchard during harvest
Washington State Apple Crop Revised
10/19/2020 By Cris Hales
Due to recent wildfires in CA, OR, and WA, the original US Apple Association forecast was skewed. With harvest well underway in Washington state, new numbers estimate the crop being downgraded 10% to 15% putting the Western US crop (Washington state) at 168.9 million bushels at -10%. CA and OR numbers were unchanged due to unconfirmed data.
apple crop with apples and ladder
U.S. 2020 Apple Crop Update
9/18/2020 By Cris Hales
The U.S. Apple Association is forecasting the 2020 apple crop at 253.3 million bushels. A 3% decrease from 2019 and 2% less than the 5-year average. U.S. Apple Association estimates the following production changes to the 2020 crop compared to 2019...READ MORE
Formulating with new apple varieties
6/5/2020 By Kevin Holland
Why are there so many different varieties? I had an economics professor long ago proclaim that every dollar you spend is a vote. It’s a vote for a company to continue to produce something good. It’s no different with apples. Apple growers typically grow for the fresh market (the grocery stores) and will plant varieties that will maximize their profits. Growers are searching for the next great apple that ... READ MORE
U.S. Apple Crop Forecast 2019-2020
10/1/2019 By Cris Hales
U.S. Apple Association is forecasting the 2019 apple crop at 10.4 billion pounds. Measured in 42-pound bushels, the crop is forecasted to be 247.8 million bushels. The five-year average is... READ MORE
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