“What we produce has to be excellent, rather than just good enough,” says Mark Youngquist of Youngquist Farms near Kent City, Mich. “The apple needs to be premium quality from the seeds to the skin.”
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Michigan apple growers provide the U.S. with apples for everything from fresh apples at supermarkets to packaged slices at retailers.
“I love the way trees can produce fruit right after the snow; plus, they are so nutritious,” he says. “You can feel really good about giving an apple to a loved one or a child because it is so healthy.”
Michigan’s apple industry tops the charts in taste and technology. Many of the state’s 900 family-run orchards involve third-, fourth- and even fifth-generation growers with an appetite for the latest varieties, training systems and pollination methods that increase orchard productivity, and enhance apple quality and flavor.