Borton Fruit Completes 2015 Apple and Pear Harvest

With the first signs of snowpack beginning to show in the cascade mountain range, the 2015 Apple & Pear harvest is finishing this week at Borton Fruit. The weather was very complimentary this harvest season, bringing cool night time temperatures and moderate day time climates to compliment the color and sizing of our overall crop.

 After the heat that was experienced this past summer, the trees could certainly use the kinder environment to finish off the fruit hanging in the canopies. 

Dan Bowton, expert orchardist and farm leader with Borton Fruit, stated that the harvest would complete this week with the bin counts on the recently harvested Pink Lady variety coming in over our estimate.  After today Borton Fruit will have our largest volume crop of Pink Lady Apples in the barn.

The volume we are seeing come out of the Pink Lady orchards will compliment retailer promotion activities. The color and size of these last few orchards have been, “PRETTY NICE FRUIT!” stated Dan Bowton in a text yesterday. 

Head of Quality Control at Borton Fruit, Chad Chronister’s quality assurance team in diligently completing their receiving assessment of the crop, as the bin-loads of trucks make the last turns to collect the crop for packing and storage.  “The Pink lady Apples I’ve seen thus far have been outstanding in color, fairing out with good sizing ranges.  The pressures are spot on where they need to be and the eating experience is fantastic” stated Chad.

All in all the total apple harvest at Borton Fruit is down from the colossal bin count last season. This isn’t a negative impact on the scope of apple farming. In fact on years where the harvest is lighter, operational costs are usually lower and with tighter apple options in the market retail pricing returns a more sustainable revenue return to the growers to put into the next crop. 

Contact your Borton sales representative or email for 2015 Crop inquiries.  

Posted November 13, 2015

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