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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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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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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A year in the orchard

It has been a cold January; the coldest in decades.  I have been waking up each morning to check the temperature sensors scattered throughout the different blocks of my orchard, hoping that it would be warm enough to work.  Every day lost to the frigid weather
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Watch: The Journey to Harvest

A 20 year journey has led to the first commercial harvest of Arctic® apples. Hear what OSF Founder, Neal Carter, and former Intrexon CEO, Geno Germano, think of this momentous occasion. Watch our story below or on Youtube.
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What we’re loving for fall

Fall is coming. Don’t worry, that’s a good thing! Crisp air, leaves changing color and a need for sweaters, there’s lots to love in autumn! We’re sharing just a few of our favorite parts: Fresh apples – With the waning of summer comes apple harvest! This
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