By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences SEATTLE – Hard cider isn’t new; but as an industry, it is growing. Rapidly. In 2011, 7.6 million gallons of hard cider was sold commercially in the United States. In 2014, that number was 53 million gallons.
By Cathy McKenzie, WSU Mount Vernon MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Cider apple qualities and consumer preferences will be evaluated thanks to a $40,000 “Emerging Research Issues” grant received this month by Washington State University researchers.
By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – A new study by researchers at Washington State University shows that mechanical harvesting of cider apples can provide labor and cost savings without affecting fruit, juice or cider quality.