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Misty Zakrzewski

Meet Randy Kiyokawa Owner of Kiyokawa Family Orchards

What you do: We grow apples, pears, cherries, peaches, strawberries, plums and a few other crops here in the beautiful Hood River Valley. We sell our apples, peaches, plums and strawberries through our fruit stand, farmers markets, small stores and directly to restaurants. We market most of our pears and cherries through Diamond Fruit Growers, […]

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Peg Herring

The Creation of the Bing Cherry

Back in 1847, before Oregon was a state, and Iowa entrepreneur named Henderson Luelling traveled to Oregon with a wagon full of fruit tree seedlings and, in effect, delivered the tree fruit industry to the West. Henderson’s younger brother, Seth, followed in 1850, settling in Milwaukie, Oregon, where he established a commercial tree fruit nursery, […]

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Ken Bailey

Weather Impacts Cherry Growers

Cherry growers like all farmers find each year as a unique opportunity and a unique challenge.  The 2010 cherry harvest was a relatively small harvest for us because of spring frosts reducing the crop to about 70 percent of a full crop.  But as we say, there is always next year. We finish one crop […]