Okanagan Specialty Fruits

Okanagan Specialty Fruits

Okanagan Specialty Fruits® (OSF) is a vertically integrated company founded by apple and

cherry growers, Neal and Louisa Carter. OSF specializes in the development, growing,

processing and marketing of novel tree fruit varieties developed through bioengineering and

other molecular tools. Based in Summerland, British Columbia, Canada, OSF was founded in

1996 and acquired by an affiliate of Third Security, LLC in 2020. OSF’s flagship product is its

non-browning Arctic® apples.

OSF’s mission is to lead the market with Arctic branded fruit products that consistently deliver

an exceptional eating experience to consumers through transparent stakeholder outreach,

communication, and innovative science.

Non-browning Arctic apples provide a sustainable solution to less food waste and improved apple

consumption. Arctic apples are just like other apples only they don’t brown prematurely thanks

to the help of bioengineering. Arctic apples keep their orchard-fresh taste longer, offering an

unparalleled “fresh-picked” eating experience; and are still just as wholesome as their

conventional counterparts.