Field Study

Vitazyme on Apples – 2014-Waterville, Washington

This Red Delicious apple study in Washington revealed that Vitazyme, applied three times early and once late during fruit development, improved fruit size (5%), fruit weight (15 to 18%), fruit Brix (up to 0.452 percentage-point), and fruit pressure (14%), while moving fruit grade toward the more valuable pre- mium grade. Storability and transport would be enhanced due to greater fruit pressure. Yield of apples like- ly was increased by about 18%, though no actual measurements were made, since apple weight was improved by that amount and fruit numbers per acre were similar, These results show great efficacy of Vitazyme for apple production in central Washington.