Do you spray your apples?

The simple answer is yes. To provide the best fruit possible, we practice a safe, four-tiered approach commonly used today called Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

The IPM process uses a combination of comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment and the available pest control methods with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment.

If you’d like to learn more about IPM, you can read about it on the EPA website here.

How are apples stored to keep them fresh year-round?

Apples are stored using a method called Controlled Atmosphere Storage which adjusts oxygen and carbon dioxide levels to slow down ripening.

What is the best way to store apples at home?

Apples maintain their freshness best when they’re stored unwashed, in the refrigerator. If you store apples on the counter they will last 7-10 days.

How healthy are apples?

Apples are packed with nutrition, providing dietary fiber, vitamin C, potassium, and other nutrients with no fat, sodium, or cholesterol.

What apples are best for apple pie?

Various apples can be used for apple pie depending on where you live. Here in the Midwest we recommend using Haralred, Haralson, Honeycrisp, Daybreak Fuji, Duchess, Connell Red, Empire, Northwest Greening, and Regent.

Can dogs eat apples?

Apples make a great snack for dogs but avoid feeding them the core and seeds.

Why do apples turn brown?

The flesh of apples turns brown due to oxidation, but they’re still safe to eat. If you’re looking for an apple to maintain its color a little lemon juice can help keep them white. With so many apple varieties available, you can find an apple that has a slow oxidation process for eating or salads.

How many varieties of apples do you grow?

Currently we grow 25 different types of apples. You can find the different varieties listed here.

What apples are best for applesauce?

A mix of different apples make the most flavorful applesauce. Some that we recommend are Northwest Greening, Grimes Golden, Honeycrisp, Daybreak Fuji, Paula Red, State Fair, and Duchess.