Glenmont, N.Y.-based New York Apple Sales Inc. is shipping late-harvest apple varieties from Nova Scotia.

Orchards in the Scotian Gold Cooperative grow and harvest Honeycrisp, Ambrosia, and Sonya apples grown in the Annapolis Valley, near the Bay of Fundy. The three Nova Scotia-grown apples being imported and distributed by New York Apple Sales differ from U.S.-grown counterparts, according to the company.

"Warm days, cool nights, and the best agricultural soils in Atlantic Canada are three keys to why we produce such beautifully vibrant, well-colored apples," Waldo Walsh, president/owner of Birchleigh Farms Ltd., said in a news release.

According to the release, Nova Scotia has the latest apple-growing season in North America - trees don't bloom until the later weeks of May, with the Honeycrisp harvest typically starting during the last week of September, and Ambrosia and Sonya picking to follow.

"The Scotian Gold Cooperative maintains high standards, uses superior technology, and completely understands the importance of paying attention to every aspect of quality agriculture, from planting to harvest to storage," said Kaari Stannard, owner of New York Apple Sales.

The Scotian Gold Growers have been providing apples to New York Apple Sales for three years.

Honeycrisp, Ambrosia, and Sonya apples from Scotian Gold are available from New York Apple Sales in 3-pound poly and tray-pack cartons.

 
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