Each year, Pennsylvania apple growers produce approximately 440 million pounds of apples, making the state the fourth largest apple producer in the country.
Since the 1700s, Pennsylvania’s diverse climate and soil conditions have made it an ideal place for growing apples; and today, there are hundreds of different
apple varieties grown here, ranging in taste from very sweet to very tart.
In addition to the many commercial varieties, Pennsylvania produces many heirloom varieties as well. Lesser-known varieties, like Smokehouse, Northern Spy, Winter Banana and more, can be found in the many farm markets and farm stands across the state.
And with hundreds of apple varieties to choose from, you’re sure to find a favorite in Pennsylvania. Incorporating your favorite apple varieties into your diet with our
easy apple recipes.