Aug. 08, 2019

Orchard Update Episode 47

Harvest is in full swing at Superfresh Growers®! This is special window of time, when we are picking all of our fruit simultaneously: apples, pears, cherries, blueberries, and apricots (we grow both conventional and organic of each!)

In our latest Orchard Update, Dave Gleason talks about the intensive planning and infrastructure investment required to create orchards and fields for all this fruit. “We’re actually building a manufacturing plant, when you think about it,” says Gleason. He continues, “We have to create a structure that will carry the crop load, and put all the details together, including irrigation and orchard floor management.” This allows the fruit to “develop good color, good flavor and exceptional size.”

d'Anjou pears nearing harvest in a Superfresh Growers orchard.

Gleason also provides a sneak-peek into growing Cosmic Crisp® apples, which Washington State growers, including Superfresh Growers®, will introduce this year.

Superfresh Growers is a leading grower and shipper of both apples, pears, blueberries, cherries and apricots – including organics -- from the Pacific Northwest.

Cosmic Crisp apples basking in the sun in Central Washington.