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Moran Quoted in Portland Phoenix Feature on Apple Varieties

Renae Moran, a tree fruit specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was quoted in a Portland Phoenix food feature on apple varieties found in Maine. Moran said the gold rush variety is rare in New England because it doesn’t ripen until late October when it’s often too cold. She also said customer demand for organic apples hasn’t matched the hype and that it demands a lot of extra work and money for lower yields.

Moran Quoted in Press Herald Blog on Maine’s Apple Crop

Renae Moran, a tree fruit specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke about the state’s apple crop for the latest post of the Portland Press Herald blog “The Root: Dispatches from Maine’s food sources.” Moran said this year’s crop is larger than last year’s because the weather during bloom was favorable for pollination. She added that orchards in northern Maine have a lighter crop than southern Maine orchards from poorer pollination weather.

Moran Talks Apple Crop in BDN Article

Renae Moran, a tree fruit specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke about the state’s apple crop for the Bangor Daily News article “Four generations of growers working at Etna orchard as Maine Apple Sunday approaches.” Moran said orchards south of Bangor benefited from the rains because the wet weather didn’t occur during bloom season.


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University of Maine Cooperative Extension


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Cooperative Extension at Highmoor Farm
52 U.S. Route 202
Monmouth, Maine 04259-0179
Phone: 207.933.2100
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
207.581.1110
A Member of the University of Maine System