New Zealand “Off Season” Apples

March – September

There are really three distinct apple seasons. It kinda goes like this. Northern hemisphere apples from parts like California and The Big Apple, Washington, come to us in late summer and into the fall. That’s season #1. Then apples from that same crop are released from controlled atmosphere storage a few months later-like January. That’s season #2.

Now we are in season #3. That is where the controlled atmosphere vaults in Washington state are beginning to empty, and we get an entirely new supply of fresh picked, new crop apples from southern hemisphere growers.

Now for a physical science lesson … northern and southern hemisphere experience opposite seasons. We are in late spring and they are in late fall-the natural season for apple picking.

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