New York Apple Sales Inc. is now shipping latest-harvest apple varieties from Nova Scotia to customers in the United States. Orchards that are part of the Scotian Gold Cooperative grow and harvest Honeycrisp, Ambrosia and Sonya apples grown in the Annapolis Valley, near the Bay of Fundy. The three varieties being imported and distributed by New York Apple Sales offer interesting differentiation from their domestic counterparts.
“Warm days, cool nights, and the best agricultural soils in Atlantic Canada are three keys to why we produce such beautifully vibrant, well-colored apples,” Waldo Walsh, president and owner of Birchleigh Farms Ltd., said in a press release. “These factors also contribute to wonderfully firm, flavorful fruit that has a bright, intense flavor profile.”
Nova Scotia has the latest apple-growing season in North America. Trees don’t bloom until the later weeks of May, with the Honeycrisp harvest typically starting during the last week of September, and Ambrosia and Sonya picking to follow.