Our geography cashed in with a SUPERFECTA.
Most of our apples are grown near Lake Michigan, where ancient glaciers left behind light, well-drained, nutrient-rich soil. The climate in this region is moderated by the lake—curbing extreme temperatures, protecting fragile spring buds, and extending the growing season later into fall. Sunny days and cool nights sharpen our apples’ flavor, color, and crisp bite.
Here, in Michigan, family-run orchards dominate apple production (versus industrial farms). We are a state full of passionate, apple-harvesting families. Their orchards have been passed down from generation to generation. One-hundred years ago, these families grew out-of-the-ordinary varieties that they are likely to still grow today, offering apple fans a taste of Michigan’s rich history.