Michigan apple shipments are pegged at 21.9 million boxes this season, which is down less than 3 percent from a year ago.
Michigan Fresh Marketing LLC of Comstock Park, MI grows a number of variety and kicked off the season several weeks ago with it early variety apples, ginger gold and paula red.
The company also has an early Honeycrisp, called a Premier, that started August 22nd; SweeTango, and Wildfire, stared a few days later.
Gala kicked off the company’s traditional varieties on September 7, with mcintosh, Smitten; Honeycrisp, empire, jonathan and jonagold, and golden delicious over the next three weeks.
Red delicious, fuji, idared, braeburn and topaz get underway this month, while and Evercrisp and Pink Lady, start in November.