Effects of fruit size on apple growers" packinghouse receipts
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Effects of fruit size on apple growers" packinghouse receipts by R. T. Schotzko

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Published by Cooperative Extension, College of Agriculture, Washington State University in Pullman, Wash .
Written in English


  • Apple industry -- Washington (State) -- Cost effectiveness,
  • Apple industry -- Washington (State) -- Costs,
  • Apples -- Economic aspects -- Washington (State)

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Edition Notes

StatementR. Thomas Schotzko.
SeriesFarm business management reports, Extension bulletin -- 1324., Extension bulletin (Washington State University. Cooperative Extension) -- 1324.
ContributionsWashington State University. Cooperative Extension., United States. Dept. of Agriculture.
The Physical Object
Pagination6 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17613484M

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For the Gala table, the size distributions used a peak size of for the small fruit, peak size for medium fruit and peak size for the large category. Back to the top. Receipts per acre. These tables show the farm-gate receipts per acre for fruit with alternative characteristics. For decades fruit growers have sprayed their trees with toxic chemicals in an attempt to control a range of insect and fungal pests. Yet it is possible to grow apples responsibly, by applying the intuitive knowledge of our great-grandparents with the fruits of modern scientific research and innovation/5(88).   Contrary to many reports, apple fruit size had little influence on fruit firmness at harvest or on softening behavior in storage, when fruit were harvested at the same maturity. A minor exception was a class of extremely small fruit, fruit were less firm at by:   Packaging fresh fruits and vegetables is one of the more important steps in the long and complicated journey from grower to consumer. Bags, crates, hampers, baskets, cartons, bulk bins, and palletized containers are convenient containers for handling, transporting, and marketing fresh produce.

  Lu started the project after meeting with growers who were seeking a method to sort apples in the field so they can curtail the shipment of low quality fruit into the packinghouse and reduce the cost of sorting and packing. “To do that, you have to own a machine, which also has a cost,” Lu said. At this yield and fruit size each percent of cullage costs about $39 per acre. On the other hand, at 40 bins with fruit peaking on 's and 80% WA extra fancy, going from 30% to 20% cullage increases receipts by $ Similar calculations can be made for grade, size and yield. With growers aggressively plant-ing better orchards, this season’s estimate may be just the begin-ning. “The Washington apple crop is an indication of future Washington apple volumes. But focus should be on the va-rietal mix, not necessarily the quantity produced. We have more Gala, Fuji, Cripps Pink and Honeycrisp – all increas-. However, if fruit is picked too early (when it is still growing) you will sacrifice fruit size. If an apple was a perfect sphere, an increase in diameter of ¼ in., from 2 3/8 to .

improving incomes for fruit, vegetable and root crop growers through a more efficient agricultural marketing system. The projectwould enhance the capacity of the Ministry of Agriculture to help farmers, extension staff and inter island - traffickers to provide appropriate agricultural marketing advice and support services on post-harvest handling. To apple growers, fruit size is strongly correlated with profits. Size, together with shape and colour, is one the most important fruit quality characteristics to consumers (Schotzko, ). Apple growers all over the world use chemical or hand thinning to reduce crop load so . Washington apple growers expect to harvest million boxes in , according to the crop Matt Milkovich T Industry eyeing apples aplenty. Fruit (apple) trees were once grown in an extensive system when land and labor was inexpensive. Today orchards are made up of small trees which makes them efficient, perfect for the home orchard too Consider Fruits that require the least space and the least work to maintain • Small Fruit .