Wenatchee: Apples - From Tree To Truck

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"Surely the apple is the noblest of fruits."
-Henry David Thoreau

Apples are big business in the Wenatchee Valley.  We grow other crops here, too, but apples is what we're famous for and the main agricultural crop. 

On average, Washington State ships approximately 125 million 40# boxes of apples each year.  Wenatchee, as the Apple Capital of the World, plays a major role in the international business of apples.  We are home to the Washington State Apple Commission, the primary advertising and promotional agency for the Washington apple industry.

If you've ever bought apples in the store (and who hasn't) you may be interested in the 4:52 video below.  It shows how the apples are handled once they are delivered to the warehouse for sorting, sizing and packing.  Technology has changed the industry dramatically over the last couple of decades. 

Gee Whiz - Apple Packing Line from Voortex Productions on Vimeo.

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Comments (6)

Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Although, we have our very own Apple Hill not far from my home, the reputation of Washington apples continues to loom large.

Oct 21, 2018 01:25 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Carol.

What a great video.  I never knew what went on behind the line.s in the production from harvesting them to our table

Oct 21, 2018 03:26 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Carol. Thanks for sharing the video. Enjoy your trip!

Oct 21, 2018 04:24 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
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Good morning Carol. I guess you wrote your blog before you left. I hope you have a great journey.

Oct 21, 2018 05:30 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

No doubt, Carol, that Washington State apples are the cadillacs of apples! Great video.

Oct 21, 2018 05:36 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

We do love our apples. And, right now, they are so good. Surprised to see your post, I do love the autoposting feature. ;) 

Oct 21, 2018 06:45 AM