John Bostock (from left), owner of Bostock New Zealand, Jodi Carkner, North American vice president of sales, and David Brasell, Bostock New Zealand director, check out new Dazzle apples during harvest. ( Courtesy Bostock New Zealand )

Organic apple grower and exporter Bostock New Zealand will be marketing apples in the U.S. this summer, with direct sales from a North American office.

Bostock New Zealand, described as the Southern Hemisphere’s largest organic apple grower, will be showcasing a new variety this summer, the Dazzle.

Although commercial supplies of the apple won’t be available until 2020, Bostock New Zealand plans to showcase it at the Organic Produce Summit, July 10-11 in Monterey, Calif., at booth No. 317.

“The Dazzle apple is our newest apple which we think will do well in the U.S.,” John Bostock, owner, said in the release. “It’s a large, red, sweet apple that looks really good. We only grow organic apples so we are completely committed to helping our customers develop the organic category further.”

The company has “a whole new range” of Bostock Apple packaging for the U.S. market, according to the release.

“Bostock New Zealand, which ships 85% of New Zealand’s organic apples, has the size and scale that merits going direct to North America customers and we can now supply premium produce directly,” Bostock said in the release.

Apple varieties available from Bostock include fuji, Cripps pink, granny smith and royal gala.

“The New Zealand apple growing season has been good, and the weather has provided the perfect growing and harvesting conditions,” Jodi Carkner, the company’s North American vice president of sales, said in the release. “There have been lots of sunny days and cooler nights which means our Bostock fruit has colored well and is looking good.”

 
Comments
Submitted by Andrew Usher on Wed, 05/22/2019 - 08:46

Buy Minnesota and Washington varieties. We have a robust Apple varietal development program in both states. Why import something we develop and provide to the world?

Submitted by Andrew Usher on Wed, 05/22/2019 - 08:46

Buy Minnesota and Washington varieties. We have a robust Apple varietal development program in both states. Why import something we develop and provide to the world?

Submitted by Mark Martinez on Wed, 05/22/2019 - 11:34

They sent us samples of this "Dazzle" Apple last year. It's just a re-branded Red Delicious.