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From Red Delicious to Granny Smith to Gala's, apples offer a wide variety of tastes and colors. Nearly everyone has a favorite variety of apples.

In the United States apples are harvested in the fall and then stored in controlled atmosphere rooms so that they can be enjoyed all year. Years ago finding a good apple in the summer was difficult; today we enjoy delicious, hard, juicy apples 52 weeks a year.

Did you know on average Americans eat 19.6 pounds of fresh apples per year? That sounds like a lot until you hear the consumption number for Europe. Across the Atlantic, average apple consumption is a whopping 46 pounds per capita, that's 2 1/2 times our consumption.

As huge a category as apples are in the world of produce, we believe that growing consumption in this country will keep this category on the rise for a very long time.
Handling / Storage
Temperature: 32-34 F, 0-1.1 C
Relative Humidity: 90-95 percent
Mist: No
Typical Shelf Life: 90-240 days (under refrigeration)

Ethylene producer
Odor-sensitive
Odor-producer
Moderately sensitive to freezing injury

Handle all varieties with care to avoid bruising.
Do not dump apples on the display.
It is especially important that controlled-atmosphere apples are refrigerated at the proper temperature since they are more susceptible to becoming mealy.
Packaging
Common PLU's
4101-Braeburn, small
4103-Braeburn, large
3065-Cameo, small
3066-Cameo-large
4104-Cortland, small
4106-Cortland, large
4108-Crispin/Mutsu, small, East/Central
4109-Crispin/Mutsu, small, West
4110-Crispin/Mutsu, large, East/Central
4111-Crispin/Mutsu, large, West
4124-Empire, small, East/Central
4125-Empire, small, West
4126-Empire, large, East/Central
4127-Empire, large, West
4129-Fuji, small
4131-Fuji, large
4132-Gala, small, East/Central
4133-Gala, small, West
4134-Gala, large, East/Central
4135-Gala, large, West
4097-Ginger Gold, small
4096-Ginger Gold, large
4136-Golden Delicious, small, East/Central
4021-Golden Delicious, small, West
4137-Golden Delicious, large, East/Central
4020-Golden Delicious, large, West
4138-Granny Smith, small, East/Central
4139-Granny Smith, small, West
4018-Granny Smith, large, East/Central
4017-Granny Smith, large, West
3283-Honeycrisp
4144-Jonagold, small, East/Central
4146-Jonagold, large, East/Central
4145-Jonagold, small, West
4147-Jonagold, large, West
4148-Jonathon, small, East/Central
4149-Jonathon, small, West
4150-Jonathon, large, East/Central
4151-Jonathon, large, West
4152-McIntosh, small, East/Central
4153-McIntosh, small, West
4019-McIntosh, large, East/Central
4154-McIntosh, large, West
4128-Pink Lady, small
4130-Pink Lady, large
4167-Red Delicious, small, East/Central
4015-Red Delicious, small, West
4168-Red Delicious, large, East/Central
4169-Rome, small, East/Central
4170-Rome, small, West
4171-Rome, large, east/Central
4172-Rome, large, West
4185-York, small
4187York, large
Common Varieties
Braeburn
Cameo
Cortland
Crispin/Mutsu
Criterion
Empire
Fuji
Gala
Ginger Gold
Golden Delicious
Granny Smith
Gravenstein
Honeycrisp
Idared
Jonagold
Jonathon
Lady Apple
Macoun
McIntosh
Pacific Rose
Pink Lady
Red Delicious
Red Granny
Rome
Winesap/Stayman
York
and many others
     
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