Virginia Apples

The 2014 Apple Season is here!

Apple Season in Virginia has begun!   Check out the "Orchards and More" tab above to see the orchards near you.  Happy Picking!!


Apple Availability Dates

Cameo

Red Delicious
September 7
Honeycrisp

Golden Delicious
September 10
Idared

Granny Smith
Mid October
Jonagold

Rome Beauty
Early October
Nittany

Stayman
Mid October
Pink Lady®

York Imperial
Early/mid October
Ginger Gold
August 14
Winesap
Mid October
Gala
August 24
Fuji
Late October
Jonathan
Early September
Empire
mid September

An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Nutrition Facts About Virginia Apples
The homespun wisdom about apples is proving itself true in the lab. Not only are apples low in calories and high in fiber, but nutritionists and scientists are finding that apples can prevent health problems or at least reduce health risks our bodies face everyday. It's their preventative and curative properties that are capturing the spotlight in numerous studies around the world. Some of the studies have found:

  • Antioxidant phytonutrients in and apple juice help reduce cholesterol, especially LDL cholesterol (low-density lipoproteins or bad cholesterol), helping prevent cardiovascular disease.
  • Antioxidant phytonutrients also help reduce the risk of heart disease á Phytonutrients in apples slow the growth of colon cancer and liver cancer in cells
  • Phytonutrients in apples lower the risk of thrombotic stroke.
  • Flavonoids, especially the flavonoid, quercetin, found in apples, appear to reduce the risk of lung cancer. Some studies suggest they cut the risk of lung cancer in half.
  • Apples appear to improve lung function , in general, because they contain antioxidants.
  • Apples help strengthen bones.
  • People with diets high in flavonoids, such as those found in apples, are 20% less likely to develop cancer.
  • Apples are high in fiber. About 80% of the fiber in apples is soluble fiber which reduces cholesterol. The remaining 20% is insoluble fiber which may help prevent cancers.
  • Potassium, which is found in apples, is important in regulating blood pressure.

One Great Little Food
Mother Nature was at her creative best when she came up with apples. They've got it all: taste, looks, and nutritional aspects that just won't quit.

  • Apples have no fat, cholesterol or sodium. Compare those stats to a bag of potato chips!
  • An average apple contains only 80 calories. Compare that bottom line count to a piece of cake!
  • Apples have five grams of fiber, 20% of the daily recommended fiber needs. That's more than most cereals!
  • Apples contain vitamins A, B1, B2, C, and Niacin; plus nutrients, Phosphorous Magnesium, Iron and Potassium. Apples are their own health food store!
  • Applesauce is a fat free substitute when cooking and can be used in place of oil or shortening. In addition to being health, applesauce makes baked goods taste moist.
  • When eaten as a snack, apples suppress hunger longer than junk foods and empty calories they contain. Apples are a great choice when dieting and trying to stave off hunger.

News

  • The 2014 Apple Season is here!

  • Virginia Apple Board Annual Report 2013

  • Apple Board Annual Report 2010-2011

  • Apple Board Annual Report 2011-2012

  • Welcome to website all about Virginia Apples

    Interested in Virginia Apples? Check out the Industry tab and see where to buy or pick your own apples at an orchard near you. Are you an industry looking to purchase apples? Click on the Industry tab and find your contacts for packers and shippers of apples in Virginia. Also check out the Orchards tab under the Industry section to find Virginia information about sweet cider and the growing hard cider industry.

Events

Resources

  • Apple ideas and information for teachers

  • Are you a business looking to purchace Virginia Apples?

    Click on the Industry tab and you will find a listing of Virginia Orchards and Packers and Shippers!

  • A Voice for the Virginia Fruit Industry

  • Johnny Apple Cake

  • Apple Bits

  • Apple Sausage Quiche

  • Apple Salad