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 York Imperial

The Star of Apple Prime TimeYork Imperial.

Apple fans know and love York for its intense tart/sweet flavor, firm flesh and distinctive shape. York apples sell well during prime apple months-mid-October through February.

Nature's Perfect Keeper

Mother Nature created this marvel all on her own: an apple that holds its crisp texture over time, while becoming mellower and sweeter tasting. The York variety was discovered early last century, near York, Pennsylvania. Consistent solid sales have earned York Imperial a place on the top ten apple variety production list.

Shoppers Want Virginia York Imperials

* Crisp and flavorful throughout the season
* Recognizable "lop-sided" shape
* Deep red with green streaks
* Fresh flavor favorite
* First choice for holding texture during cooking and freezing

Retailers Love Virginia York Imperials

* Mid-October through February-the heart of apple season Extended Shelf Life
* Famous for holding texture and flavor-they actually sweeten in storage!

Sized and Packed to Sell
* Tray packs and bags
* PLU stickering available
* Reliable Supply
* Grown in quantity, famous for their performance in storage, you and your customers can depend on steady availability of Virginia York Imperials.

Virginia Apple Varieties:
Ginger Gold
Golden Delicious
Granny Smith
Red Delicious

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This site is brought to you by the Virginia State Apple Board -- an official commodity board
of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services -- promoting research, education
and marketing efforts for the state's apple industry through assistance to the
Virginia Apple Growers Association.

900 Natural Resource Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22903
434.984.0573, Fax: 434.984.4156