A (brief) History Of The Apple

Apples have been with us for centuries. Recognized today as a symbol of knowledge and health, the apple first made an appearance in literature as early as the 12th century. They might be known ‘as American as apple pie’ but apples play a prominent role in
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Exploring Arctic® apples

Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of hosting 10 dietitians and bloggers in eastern Washington. We set out to #explorearcticapples and learn more about the work that goes into not only Arctic® apples, but every apple you see in the grocery store. We kicked off
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A dedication to education

One of the reasons Okanagan Specialty Fruits was such a great fit for me was their dedication to education. I never cease to be impressed by how we strive to offer transparent, easy to understand information about biotechnology, apple farming, and Arctic® apples themselves. My interest
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School’s out for summer: survival guide

Parents everywhere, myself included, breathed a heavy sigh of relief when they unzipped the lunch kit on the last day of school – two months off from making the dreaded school lunch! But the celebration is short-lived when you quickly realize that now you have two
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Give a Dog a Bone, or an Apple!

What do you get when you cross an Arctic® Golden apple slice with a dog? A Golden Retriever! Most of the team here at Okanagan Specialty Fruits are huge dog lovers so we’re always looking for ways to spoil our four-legged best friends. Recently we’ve found
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Making a bee line for the orchard

Spring is here and soon we won’t be the only ones working hard in the orchard. Before the apples can start growing, the blossoms need to pollinated. In my last post we looked at a year in the orchard; this time we’re discussing the first step
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What we’re loving for spring

Spring is finally here! It’s a time of renewal and growth, and we’re excited for both to start happening in the orchards and office! Between trade shows and farming, it’s a busy time here at Okanagan Specialty Fruits, but we couldn’t be more excited to meet
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Top Tier Apples

With March comes spring and many wonderful things, not the least of which is Apple Madness. A showdown of America’s favorite apples where voting for your favorite variety can win you prizes! All this month USApple is hosting a race to determine your favorite kind of
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For apples, looks matter

Have you ever heard the saying “we first eat with our eyes”? When it comes to food, looks matter, and consumers often rely on how fruits and vegetables look as a measure of quality. In fact, in a recent poll consumers said that appearance was one
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