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Despite uncertain weather, Virginia has plenty of fresh apples this year

Winter heat, spring freezes and too much late spring/early summer rain combined to make 2016 a challenging year for Virginia’s apple growers.

Governor McAuliffe announces new Virginia apple exports to India

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Monday new export sales of Virginia apples by Crown Orchard Company to a major Indian importer during his trade and marketing mission to the Middle East and India.

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2015 apple crop is excellent: Finest Golden Delicious apples in years

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services reports the outlook for the 2015 apple crop is excellent and says this is probably the finest crop of Golden Delicious apples Virginia has produced in years.

Fresh apple market picking up for growers

Fall is traditionally apple season in Virginia, and many more Virginia-grown apples are now being sold directly to consumers instead of to processing plants for juice and sauce.

Virginia apple production ranked sixth nationwide

Virginia’s commercial orchards yielded about 4.6 million bushels of apples in 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

How ya like them apples? Virginia ranks sixth in apple production nationally

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced today the 2014 production figures for apples, grapes and peaches. The figures came from surveys by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

U.S. apple exports to China could help Virginia growers

Why do Virginia apple growers care how many West Coast apples are shipped to China? China is a growing world market, and a domestic over-supply of Washington state apples could hurt Virginia apple prices, according to Spencer Neale, Virginia Farm Bureau Federation vice president of commodity marketing.


Report: Excellent year for apples in Virginia

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says the 2013 apple crop is excellent and harvest is coming along nicely.

Virginia apples have had ‘an excellent season,’ growers say

Virginia apples are in season, and according to growers this year’s crop is top-notch. Apples were brought to North America by European colonists. With more than 7,500 varieties, they are one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits.

Virginia apple harvest looks good despite drought

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services reported on Monday that the outlook for the 2010 apple crop is very good. The department has been in contact with growers representing the Southwest Virginia and the Central and the Northern Shenandoah Valley. With few exceptions, growers indicated that the 2010 harvest should be normal, and […]