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Virginia Apples

 

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 Industry: Virginia Apple Packers, Shippers & Processors

Virginia has an apple for every reason and every season. Eleven major apple varieties are grown in Virginia, and each variety has its own unique characteristics.

Virginia's Red and Golden Delicious varieties are the all-time favorites. In addition, our Red Delicious apples generally are crisper, sweeter, and juicier than apples from most other apple producing areas. Virginia's York, Winesap, Rome, Stayman, Gala, Ginger Gold, and Granny Smith apples have a unique Virginia mountain-grown flavor Ñ delicious as a snack or for apple pies and cakes, fried apples, syrup, and sauce.

Because of their proximity to major markets, Virginia apples are more economical to transport. Wide variety and nearly year-round availability make Virginia one of the top apple-producing states in the nation.

Variety: Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, York, Rome, Stayman, Winesap, Granny Smith, Jonathan, Gala, Ginger Gold, Fuji

Pack Size: Box (42 pounds), Tray Pack, Bulk, Consumer Bags

Grade: Tray Pack: U.S. Extra Fancy, VA Extra Fancy (Red Sport Varieties 90% Red Color), Combination U.S. Extra and U.S. Fancy, U.S. Fancy, Virginia Fancy Bags: U.S. Extra Fancy, Combination U.S. Extra and U.S. Fancy, U.S. Fancy, 21/2 inch and up, 21/4 inch and up

Trends: On the average, apple production in Virginia is approximately 400 million pounds a year. The latest Virginia apple and peach tree survey reports that the number of trees has increased by approximately 26%. The use of dwarf, semi-dwarf, and spur-type trees continued to climb. These rootstocks comprised 70% of all trees Virginia continues to increase its plantings of new varieties is Fuji, Gala, and Ginger Gold.

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This site is brought to you by the Virginia State Apple Board -- an official commodity board
of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services -- promoting research, education
and marketing efforts for the state's apple industry through assistance to the
Virginia Apple Growers Association.

900 Natural Resource Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22903
434.984.0573, Fax: 434.220.9127