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Carl Collen

BY CARL COLLEN

Applewood Fresh Growers launched

Grower, packer, shipper and marketer of Michigan apples ships some 21 varieties across the US

Applewood Fresh Growers launched

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Applewood Fresh Growers, a grower, packer, shipper and marketer of Michigan apples, has announced its official company launch.

The company ships 21 apple varieties across the country on a year-round basis, and can trace its family-owned roots back to 1935 and the founding of its affiliate Applewood Orchards, Inc.

“Our work is about more than just sales or profit,” said Scott Swindeman, owner at Applewood Fresh and fourth-generation grower and partner at Applewood Orchards. “We take pride in serving as a reliable partner to our growers and customers, providing access to healthy, great-tasting fruit to people across the country and cultivating strong industry relationships along the way.”

Applewood Fresh offers an array of varieties to the US market, which is made possible by its network of predominantly family-owned orchards spanning more than 11,000 acres.

Included in the company’s 21 varietal offerings are four managed varieties: Kiku, Kanzi, Rave and SweeTango. These varieties are grown only by licensed growers in specific climate regions with ideal conditions for growing each particular varietal.

“We are thrilled to extend the legacy of a multi-generational company that not only offers delicious, quality apples but also values and prioritises its relationships throughout the supply chain, from grower to buyer to consumer,” said Antonia Mascari, director of marketing at Applewood Fresh.

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