Dave Gleason Dives into Apple Season in the Latest Domex Superfresh Growers® Orchard Update
YAKIMA, WA - It’s apple season, my friends, and you can find me in front of a big bucket of caramel with my sliced apples, ready to feast when you are! Domex Superfresh Growers® Horticulturist and Proprietary Variety Developer, Dave Gleason, knows just what to say to warm my heart, as the cooler breezes rush in this fall season: a gorgeous Autumn Glory® crop. He shares his insights from the orchard to paint a picture of the apples in all their glory.
“We’ve been picking lots of apples. We started about the first week of August, even, and the quality this year’s amazing,” he explains. “The flavors have really developed well, and we’re excited about the products we’re going to present to you this year.”
The company has just finished Gala, Golden, and Red Delicious, and it is making its way into Fuji Braeburn, Grannies, Pink Ladies, Autumn Glory. There are different sizes to provide something for everyone’s tastes and appetites.
At the root of this time is an overflowing excitement—this is the big production that Dave and the Domex Superfresh Growers team look forward to all year long.
“I use the word exciting a lot but especially now. It’s exciting because all year long we’ve been growing this fruit, watching it apple-by-apple on the trees, protecting it, giving it the water and nutrients it needs, and watching it. And now, we get to put it in the bin, put it in the rest of the system that will finally present that final apple to you,” Dave shares with a smile. “We’re hoping and expecting and excited to give you the apples we’re producing this year.”
The company is particularly excited to bring an exceptional Autumn Glory crop to retail. It’s an interesting process to find something new, Dave shares in the video. A limb on one tree will show something new, and the company will go through a process to create something out of that discovery—to cultivate and nurture the genetic diversity that naturally occurs.
Watch the video above for the whole update from Dave, and stick with AndNowUKnow for more fresh produce news.