(Nov. 19) A new guide with information on 20 of New York's most popular apple varieties and a display-ready box are available from the Fishers-based New York Apple Association to help retailers tout the excellent eating qualities of New York apples, according to a news release.

"These are the most beautiful (point-of-sale) materials we've ever created," Jim Allen, president of the association, said in the release. "We're already getting hundreds of requests from retailers to put these up in their produce aisles."

The guide also lists health benefits of eating apples, consumer handling tips and recipes. It may be viewed at www.nyapplecountry.com/varietyguidebin.htm.