The state of Washington continues to see ramped up planting and increased acreage over the last several years of the Smitten variety. Originally a patented variety from New Zealand, in Washington, Barclay Crane, managing director of Pegasus LLC says trees are already planted or budded, leading to roughly 1,000 acres in 2019 and expanding steadily beyond.Read More
San Francisco-based CDS Distributing Inc. will have a significant increase in volume of Smitten variety apples this season, as the company marks its 40th year in business, said Jan Garrett, vice president of marketing.
The firm started marketing Smitten apples the week of Sept. 10 and expects to ship them at least until the end of the year.Read More
Honey Bear Tree Fruit Co. will have its first big crop of Smitten apples this year.The Wenatchee, Wash.-based company expects about 200,000 boxes of its newest variety.Read More
Giumarra Wenatchee has just gotten into its import apple season and will be supplying a full line of New Zealand apples to North American customers again this Spring and Summer. “We see customer interest in the new club varieties,” says Jason Bushong, Sales Manager for Giumarra Wenatchee.Read More