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ORGANIC IS A CHOICE

FOR US ORGANIC IS A CHOICE TO FURTHER OUR WHOLESOME TO THE CORE VALUES BY FOCUSING ON HEALTHY LIFESTYLES THAT SUPPORT OUR CONSUMERS AND THE ENVIRONMENT WE LOVE.

Read about each organic fruit type we grow!

Apples


Organic Lady Alice® Apples

Organic Honeycrisp Apples

Organic Pink Lady® Apples

Organic Fuji Apples

Organic Gala Apples

Organic Lady Alice® Apples

Washington
1979

This new and distinct apple possesses several unique and desirable characteristics such as having a distinct pink stripe over a creamy-yellow background, which distinguishes it from other known varieties. The background color deepens to an orange-yellow after harvest. Lady Alice® possesses a distinctive taste and its dense flesh is sweet with a hint of tartness. The shape of the Lady Alice® apple is round and somewhat broad with a shallow, slightly open calyx. Read more…

Parentage
Unknown. Discovered as a chance seedling in Gleed, Wash.

Availability
January-June or while supplies last

Usage
The new all-purpose apple, Lady Alice® is delightful for snacking and a good choice for cooking.

Organic Honeycrisp Apples

University of Minnesota
1960

Honeycrisp apples have a yellow-gold background generously brushed with vibrant red. Characteristic shallow dimples and numerous small lenticels cover its surface. Lenticels are the pores of the apples that allow the exceptionally juicy and crisp texture. Maturity affects this apples good taste. Generally super sweet, the flavor can vary from mild to fairly robust, depending on its stage of growth.

Parentage
Keepsake and unknown parent.

Availability
September-June

Usage
The Honeycrisp apple is a popular snacking apple, but it is also suitable for baking, sauces, or adding into salads.

Organic Pink Lady® Apples

Australia
1985

Firm, crisp flesh and a unique, tangy-tart flavor are characteristic of this apple. Snackers and bakers give the Pink Lady® apple high marks in consumer tastings. Crisp fall nights bring on the bright pink color that gives the apple its name.

Parentage
Golden Delicious and Lady Williams

Availability
November-August

Usage
This sweet-tart apple is a snacking favorite, but has a good texture for baking as well.

Organic Fuji Apples

Japan
1962

Originally developed in Japan in the late 1930s and named after the famous Mt. Fuji, U.S.−grown Fujis began appearing in markets in the 1980s. The Fuji apple is a cross between Ralls Janet and Red Delicious. This variety´s popularity is skyrocketing, thanks to its sweet flavor and firmness. Fuji apples are bi−colored, typically striped with yellow and red.

Parentage
Red Delicious and Virginia Ralls Janet (Ralls Genet/Jennet)

Availability
October-August

Usage
This very sweet and crisp apple is excellent for snacking, but makes a great baking apple because it holds its texture. Fuji apples are also a good choice for use in salads.

Organic Gala Apples

New Zealand
1934

Pinkish-orange stripes over a yellow background are the signature of this crisp, aromatically sweet, snappy Gala apple. Galas have gained popularity among consumers in the past 15 years and are now one of the most popular apples in the United States.

Parentage
Kidd’s Orange Red and Golden Delicious

Availability
September-August

Usage
The Gala is very aromatic and sweet, making it a perfect choice for snacking or salads.


Organic Granny Smith Apples

Organic Golden Delicious Apple

Organic Red Delicious Apple

Braeburn Apples

Organic Granny Smith Apples

Australia
1968

The Granny Smith apple is green in color and extremely tart. They are rounded with a smooth contour and vary in color from a medium to dark green, sometimes with a slight blush.

Parentage
Believed to be descended from French crab-apples cultivated by Australian Maria Ann “Granny” Smith.

Availability
Year-round

Usage
Granny Smith apples are a great choice for snacking, salads, pies, and freezing.

Organic Golden Delicious Apple

West Virginia
1912

The Golden Delicious is not related to the Red Delicious, but was introduced by the same family, the Stark Brothers. It was discovered in 1890 in Clay County, West Virginia as a chance seedling. Golden Delicious apples are highly aromatic with a sweet, spritely flavor and a crisp, juicy flesh.

Parentage
Unknown. Possible parents are Golden Reinette and Grimes Golden.

Availability
Year-round

Usage
The Golden Delicious is the original all-purpose apple. It is suitable for snacking, salads, pies, sauces, and freezing. It is considered an excellent apple for pies.

Organic Red Delicious Apple

Iowa
1874

Red Delicious apples are the most widely grown variety of apple in the world. They have firm,white or cream white flesh that is juicy, aromatic and sweet tasting. The heart-shaped fruit is bright red and sometimes striped. This apple is crunchy with a mildly sweet flavor.

Parentage
Unknown. Discovered as a chance seedling on the farm of Jesse Hiatt and was originally known as Hawkeye.

Availability
Year-round

Usage
Best for fresh eating.

Braeburn Apples

New Zealand
1952

The Braeburn apple is rounded and sometimes elongated with smooth skin. Color can vary from greenish-gold with red sections to nearly solid red over a yellow background. The rich, sweet-tart, spicy flavor is high-impact. Aromatic, juicy and crisp, this apple is very firm.

Parentage
Unknown. Discovered as a chance seedling. Probable parents are Lady Hamilton and Granny Smith.

Availability
October-July

Usage
This multipurpose apple is suitable for everything from baking to salads to freezing.

APPLE NUTRITIONAL VALUE

There is overwhelming scientific research proving apples promote good health. Apple nutritional benefits include numerous vitamins, minerals, and nutrient.

Some of the latest research indicates that eating apples every day may help prevent illnesses such as cancer and heart disease.

US Apple Association Washington Apple Commission

Apple-eating Tips

To maximize your apple-eating experience, follow these simple tips for selecting, handling, storing and preparing fresh apples. An apples skin should be shiny, dull appearing apples won’t be crisp and tasty.

  • Select apples that are bruise-free and handle them gently to prevent bruising.
  • Select apples that are firm to the touch.
  • The refrigerator is your friend! Though it might be tempting to display apples in a fruit bowl, it is best to store your apples in the refrigerator to slow ripening and maintain flavor. A properly refrigerated apple keeps longer.
  • Store your apples away from strong smelling foods to prevent them from absorbing unpleasant odors.
  • Wash your apples in cool water before serving.
  • When serving sliced or diced apples, coat them in a mixture of one part lemon juice to three parts water or in vitamin C-fortified 100% apple juice to reduce browning.
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