When Apple (and other) Trees Bloom

The arrival of spring in the northern hemisphere can be a moving target. Too early and frost can be a risk factor, while a late spring can push the growing season. Whenever it arrives, fruit tree blossoms are always a welcome sight. Most of us look at an orchard and see a blanket of beautiful flowers. To the untrained eye it can be hard to differentiate the blooms of apricots from those of an apple or peach. Lucky for you, we can help. For those in the pacific northwest, here’s a guide to what fruit trees are blooming when. Fruit
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We’re Hiring: Director of Sales

  Title:              Director of Sales Location:       Summerland, BC Reports to:    Vice President Status:            Full-Time   Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. is a dynamic company based in Summerland, BC, Canada that harnesses molecular breeding and biotechnology to develop new tree fruits that benefit consumers and producers alike. This position supports our constantly expanding range of activities, including commercialization of our nonbrowning Arctic® apples in both the US and Canada.   MISSION STATEMENT Leading the market with Arctic® branded fruit products that consistently deliver exceptional eating experience to consumers through transparent stakeholder outreach, communication and innovative science.   POSITION SUMMARY The
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We’re Hiring: Facility Operations Manager

      FACILITY OPERATIONS MANAGER Location: Royal City, WA Reports to: Director of Operations Status: Full-Time       Salary: Commensurate with Industry Standards and Experience       MISSION STATEMENT  Leading the market with Arctic® branded fruit products that consistently deliver exceptional eating experience to consumers through transparent stakeholder outreach, communication and innovative science.   POSITION SUMMARY The Facility Operations Manager will work closely with the Director of Operations to assess, plan, and facilitate the development of facility infrastructure, equipment, staffing, and operating structure for a centralized fruit receiving, storage, processing, packing, shipping facility located in Washington State. Additionally, this individual will be
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The Story of ApBitz™ Apple Snacks

There has never been a more interesting time than now to grow food. Technology provides farmers with tools to better manage risk and science offers possibilities to help answer challenges faced around the world. In the conversation of ‘how do we feed ourselves’, even us apple growers can heed the call. Apples are one of the most wasted foods in the fresh food supply chain, with up to 40% not making it to store shelves. Our nonbrowning Arctic® apples are one solution in finding a way to help reduce this number. What happens to apples that don’t make our fresh
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