Washington apples star in their own show

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Washington apples star in their own show

Production process, new varieties and apple-inspired dishes all covered in television programme

Washington apples star in their own show

The programme feature Bruce Barritt, the breeder of Cosmic Crisp

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The Washington apple industry is the subject of this week’s episode of Washington Grown.

Developed by production company North By Northwest, the television series showcases Washington agricultural products.

During this week’s episode, viewers will accompany the host on a visit to Legacy Orchard in East Wenatchee, where Scott McDougall of McDougall & Sons explains the pollination process.

The host also chats with Bruce Barritt, the breeder behind Washington’s newest apple variety, the Cosmic Crisp.

The crew learns a bit about the history of Washington State and the apple industry with a visit to the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center, then wraps-up the day with a trip to the Wenatchee Apple Blossom Festival.

The episode will also feature Bon Vino restaurant in Sunnyside, where they cooked up a red wine apple gremolata with caramel apple butter carrots, along with the BeanFish food truck in Seattle, which has an artisanal Japanese Taiyaki apple pie on the menu.

The episode will screen on local television stations on Saturday and Sunday, along with the WA Grown Facebook page at 7pm on Sunday. The episode will be added to YouTube on Monday morning.

 

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