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Virginia Apples

 

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 Golden Delicious

Golden Delicious.A Golden Opportunity for Retailers

The flavor of Virginia Golden Delicious apples is exceptional and, because of an extended shelf life, these apples will last and last. The lightly textured green/gold skin of the Goldens protects the crisp interior and helps retain its sweet juiciness.

Great as a snack or a lunchbox treat, their firm flesh makes Virginia Golden Delicious apples ideal for salads, pies, applesauce, apple butter and anything else that calls for sliced or cooked apples.

Customers go for local Golden Delicious apples:

Great looks and flavor
* Sweet taste, crisp texture and juicy inside
* Appealingly uniform shape

Versatility - when flavor is important
* Great for salads because the flesh stays white longer
* Ideal for baking and cooking
* A favorite for applesauce and apple butter
* A tasty, fast snack or quick bite

Virginia Goldens
* Locally grown so customers know they're fresh


Goldens - Worth their weight in great sales:

Freshness
* Just picked flavor
* Next day delivery from local Virginia orchards

Convenience
* Packed in tray packs or
* Shipped in bags, bins or bulk
* PLU stickering available

Availability
* Mid-September through April

Virginia Apple Varieties:
Fuji
Gala
Ginger Gold
Golden Delicious
Granny Smith
Jonathan
Red Delicious
Rome
Stayman
Winesap
York

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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: 434.984.4156