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New crop alert: organic Southern Hemisphere apples

awsuAwe Sum Organics is looking to help retailers boost sales with its new crop of organic apples from the Southern Hemisphere.

"Harvesting began in the spring, while domestic apples were harvested in the fall, making our apples the fresher option," Awe Sum Organics said in a statement. "Our customers could benefit from increased sales and customer satisfaction by offering our organic apples until the next domestic harvest arrives. Our apples are available from June through August. We are committed to growing, packing, and shipping the highest quality, best-tasting organic apples available during the summer months."

“We ship all of our Southern Hemisphere organic apples to the U.S. in ocean containers and are bringing most of them into the port of Philadelphia because of the reduced carbon footprint," said David Posner, president and CEO of Awe Sum Organics. "Our studies have found that the amount of carbon or fuel required to ship an ocean container with 1,176 cartons of apples to Philadelphia from the Southern Hemisphere uses one-12th the amount of carbon or fuel required to ship a truckload of 980 cartons of apples from the West Coast of the U.S. to the East Coast. Additionally, because our apples are half a year fresher than domestically grown apples at the same time of year, there is an additional carbon savings from the electricity saved from the fact that our apples are stored for six months less time.”

Awe Sum Organics is working with Southern Hemisphere growers from Chile, New Zealand, and Argentina. The company said it has partnered with the best organic farmers in the world for over 30 years to provide fresh and delicious organic fruit to our customers.

The company offers customer programs through the months of June, July, and August. The varieties are Royal Gala, Granny Smith, Fuji and Cripps Pink and are available in bulk sizes and bagged in 12/three-pound cello bags or 12/two-pound pouch bags.

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