Posts tagged Washington
Smitten apple expanding across North America

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.

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Smitten Apple Expanding Across America

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.

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Barclay Crane of Pegasus Premier Fruit Talks Honey Bear Tree Fruit's Smitten™ Apple

“Several chain retailers have reported back that of the wave of new varieties coming through their supermarkets in the last several years, Smitten is the one customers consistently come back and ask for."

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Lots of New Apples Coming to Market

Two of the many international introductions that are drawing interest are the New Zealand offerings PremA129 (to be licensed and sold as Dazzle), which is a cross of Scired (a Gala and Splendour cross known as NZ Queen) and Sweetie (a Royal Gala and Braeburn cross), and Smitten, which has grandparents in Falstaff, Fiesta, Braeburn and Gala.

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Smitten® Brand Apple Coming Soon to North America

Prevar Limited is pleased to announce that it has an exclusive licence agreement with the Washington State-based company Pegasus Premier Fruit Co LLC, for the SMITTEN® brand apple to be grown, marketed and sold in the United States and Canada.

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