WSU Cider Team Informs, Helps Growers
On Saturday, October 13, 2012, a field day sponsored by the Western Washington Fruit Research Foundation (WWFRF) was held in the Demonstration Fruit Garden at WSU Mount Vernon NWREC.
Dr. Carol Miles gave a short talk on damaging apple insects and diseases, and with Jacky King, WSU staff, presented a display of apples specially grown for making hard cider as part of the current cider project at WSU Mount Vernon NWREC.
The WSU cider project was given extensive coverage in the October 2012 issue of the Goodfruit Grower magazine featuring articles on hard cider (Vol. 63, No. 15) including “Growing a Cider Culture” covering the project background, and “Harvester Studied for Cider Apples” about a trial using a raspberry harvester for picking apples.
The October issue of Grow Northwest newsletter also featured cider, with an article “Local Researchers Focus on Growth of Cider Industry” covering the WSU Mount Vernon NWREC cider project. This issue also included a review of the Kneading Conference West, held at WSU Mount Vernon NWREC in September.
VIDEO: Machine Harvesting Cider Apples
- Visit the Good Fruit Grower website
- CAHNRS News – Hard Cider Culture: WSU Research Helps Growers Diversify, Meet Demand
- More on hard cider production and research from WSU Extension