New 2016 Apple Crop Update

Yakima, WA – Borton Fruit has ramped up our packing production schedules to meet market demand on new crop varieties being harvested. Over the past two weeks, we’ve started picking and packing three new apple varieties; Granny Smith, Red Delicious and Braeburn. 

Growing conditions this season have been exceptional across the board and Borton Fruit continues to be pleased as our new varieties come through and continue to have one thing in common, outstanding overall quality.

Chad Chronister, our Quality Assurance Manager has been evaluating all aspects of the fruit as it is being received. “We started packing Granny Smith apples on September 8th and so far have seen very consistent good pressures.  The fruit is clean with some very slight sunburn on a couple lots.  Other than that we haven’t seen any defects and expect to have a very good Granny crop this season.  Red Delicious conditions have been great!  Pressures are excellent as well as the color on the lots we’ve received thus far.  The eating experience has been phenomenal.  We haven’t received too many Braeburn lots at this point, but what we have seen have had very high pressures and seem to be peaking on sizes 80s – 100s, which seem to be most popular for this variety. 

Borton Fruit’s harvest typically runs through mid-November, finishing up with our Pink Lady® variety.  We have a few other varieties coming off the trees between now and then as well.  Stay tuned for more information on New Crop Apples coming off the trees over the next couple weeks.

Please see pictures below of our new crop fruit. Contact your Borton Sales Representative today for more information on availability and pricing.

Posted September 22, 2016


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