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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