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Good varieties for selling?

Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:36 pm
by RichH
I am planning on planting a small commercial orchard (mostly growing apples) in the future, but I'm having some trouble deciding on what varieties to grow. I was wondering if anyone who grows apples for sale could tell me what varieties do well for them? Also, this is my first post here, so hello everyone.

Re: Good varieties for selling?

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:33 am
by Charles
We've had great success with Pink Lady, Mutsu, Honeycrisp and Arkansas Black here in Tennessee.

Re: Good varieties for selling?

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:50 pm
by Greyt.Chase
You should consider growing some cider apples. There is a demand and you could probably put a premium on them.

Re: Good varieties for selling?

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:03 am
by tigerbaby
Hi, Rich.

What varieties to plant will depend largely on where you are...if you're in a colder zone, you probably wouldn't want to rely on Granny Smith or Pink Lady, since they don't tolerate cold weather as well as, say, Manitoba Spy.

My recommendation would be to plant a couple of varieties that you like and then expand from there.

-kurt