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   2017 Apple Harvest Underway At Evans Fruit Company
by Evans Fruit Company
Posted: Monday, October 9, 2017 at 9:06AM EDT

COWICHE, WA – Evans Fruit is deep into the 2017 harvest and excited about the new crop of Jonagolds arriving from the orchards.  The first bins are peaking on 72, 80 & 88’s; as the season progresses the company expects to begin running heavier on 88’s – 100’s. 

With eye-catching deep red color over a breaking yellow background, the unique honey-tart flavor and crispy juiciness of this fruit is sure to please the most discerning new-crop apple consumer.  In addition to Jonagold’s wonderful fresh eating appeal, many pie-making aficionados make sure to include the variety alongside Granny Smith, Golden Delicious and other regional standby’s as most apple category newcomers are best suited to fresh eating.  Although Washington’s Jonagolds have declined the last few years due to orchard removal, Evans Fruit yields have remained steady and they are expecting a crop similar in volume to 2016.

The long awaited cooler night temperatures are certainly bringing on the color in many of the varieties harvested through November.  The weather has been especially conducive to developing a nice crop of prized Upper-Valley blush Golden Delicious.  Approximately one third of Evans Fruit Company Golden Delicious orchards are located just west of Yakima.  These higher elevation ranches tend to be 3-5° cooler than other areas; which, given the right conditions, produce a nice blush over the beautifully clean golden fruit.

Call today to discuss current new crop availability with your Evans Fruit Company sales representative, 509-678-4127.

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About Evans Fruit:  

Evans Fruit Company farms over 9,000 acres of large fruit blocks strategically located in prime growing regions around Eastern Washington.  The company has been consistently recognized as a Top 100 Grower by Western Fruit Grower Magazine.  Over the decades, Evans Fruit developed a reputation for exceptionally consistent Washington apples becoming internationally known, first & foremost, for their Red & Golden Delicious apples.  New varieties are being planted annually to complement the existing diverse product mix. http://www.evansfruitco.com/

Source: Evans Fruit Company 


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