How’d you like them apples?
Meet Rave, the newest apple variety at Stemilt Growers, a family-owned fruit company that we’ve been proud to partner with for several years. Their game? Growing, packing, and shipping the best summer fruits imaginable. In fact, they’ve been farming fruit, including pears, cherries, peaches, nectarines, and apricots, since the early 1900s, when the first generation of Mathisons homesteaded 160 acres on Stemilt Hill overlooking the Columbus River and town of Wenatchee, Washington. Since then, they’ve been farming on the belief that consumers should have access to flavor-first fruit. Today, Stemilt is owned and operated by West Mathison, a fifth-generation farmer in the same family, along with his siblings and children who continue their involvement as growers and employees.
Rave makes number 15 for the apple varieties offered by Stemilt, along with classic favorites, such as the Granny Smith and Gala, to newbie selections, such as the Honeycrisp and Pink Lady, as well as their signature variety, the Piñata. With Rave, consumers can expect a particularly juicy apple with a super sweet flavor and a satisfying crunch to go with it.
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