Yakima, WA – Borton Fruit officially started 2016 crop apple harvest this past week! “We are already experiencing very good demand for the first harvested Gala,” states Eric Borton, VP of International Sales & Marketing. “This early start to our season helps us get fruit to the market and have a strong start to our 2016 crop year,” he went onto say.
With the ideal growing conditions we’ve experienced this spring and summer, our Gala crop is outstanding thus far. Chad Chronister, our Quality Assurance Manager, said “The lots we’ve seen have had excellent pressures and exceptional color. It’s a great start to our 2016 apple crop.” Eric Borton added “We are seeing great quality overall along with slightly larger sizing than last season. Our volume of Gala’s this season is up a little bit from last year. That paired with great quality and sizing sets up for a very positive outlook on the season for this variety.”
Please see pictures below of our first packed Galas this season.
Contact your Borton sales representative today for pricing and availability, and stay tuned for more new crop updates!
Posted August 12, 2016
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