New Apples for New Yorkers
It's fall, and in the food world, that means apples; if you're in New York, it means two new kinds of apple. Cornell University has developed two new varieties and will be offered exclusively to New York farmers. While Cornell is keeping details about the apples secret at the moment (mystery apples!), information will be released to the New York farming community later this fall.
We do know that the apples have been "tailored to New York's growing conditions" and that New York Apple Growers, LLC, a group formed to promote and sell the apples, intends to market them heavily in order to provide incentive for growers to plant the trees. The new varieties will be ready for planting in 2012, and will begin producing fruit a few years after that. Watch out for new apples in about 2015!