apples

washington crops
12:59 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Washington Crops Rose in 2012, Apples Remain King

Photo courtesy of the Washington Apple Commission.

Washington’s agricultural crops rose 6 percent in 2012 from the previous year, according to federal bean counters.

A recent USDA report say agricultural products reached nearly $10 billion. Some of the products that saw rapid growth in Washington include dry edible beans, barley, and apples.

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apples by delivery
1:54 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Recent WSU Grads Offer Weekly Apple Delivery Service to Offices

Apple-A-Day's recent college grad owners Danielle LaRiviere, left, and Lexi Schmidt.
Anna King

We’ve all been there. You’re hungry. You want something good, but there’s no time. You hit the vending machine for sugar or salt.

Two recent Washington State University graduates want to change that. They've launched an urban apple delivery service called Apple-A-Day, and it’s taking off.

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food and farm
6:00 am
Mon March 18, 2013

WSU team creates Cascades-friendly cousin of Honeycrisp

The WA-38 apple is described as crisp and slightly sweet.
Washington State University Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center

Good news for fans of the Honeycrisp apple: a similar variety is being developed right here in Washington state. 

Scientists at Washington State University have created a new apple variety specifically designed to thrive on the eastern slopes of the Cascades and win over consumers. It's a cross between the Honeycrisp with a variety called Enterprise, and is described as crisp and slightly sweet. 

"I was very excited by it. It’s a really nice eat," says Kate Evans, an apple breeder and horticulture professor at WSU's Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center.

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Apples
4:00 am
Wed October 10, 2012

The shocking truth about Granny Smith

The real Granny Smith (seated).
Wikipedia

Yes, there actually was a Granny Smith.  That's her right above.  But she was not (gasp) an American.

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