Cortland, Empire & Johnathan Apples

It’s hard to believe that we are more than half-way through apple picking season.   Don’t fret though, there are still some wonderful apples coming into their peak season; we wanted to share a bit of information on Cortland, Empire & Johnathan Apples.

cortland-appleCortland Apple

When it comes to being a popular apple, Cortland ranks right up there with the best of them; it is among the top 15 most popular apples in the United States.  Cortland apples are a cultivar of apple and were first produced at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, New York in 1898.  Cortland apples were named for the nearby Cortland County, New York, and are one of the most commonly produced apples in the state of New York….. read more

How We Grow Healthy Apples

How We Grow Healthy ApplesMany have asked – How Do We Grow Healthy Apples?

So how do we make sure we grow the healthiest apples possible? We grow our apples with an earth-friendly method called Integrated Pest Management ( IPM).

IPM is a method of pest management used to help farmers anticipate and prevent pest outbreaks so that crops growing can be more environmentally safe and economically sound. It is based on using a wide variety of pest management tactics to produce wholesome apples. …. read more