Did you know that New York State designated the apple as the official state fruit in 1976?
New York is the second largest apple producing state in the United States, producing about 2.5 million bushels of apples annually. Among the 10 common varieties of apples, Cortland apples remain one of the the most popular and most produced apples in New York state. In order to ensure that our state has the best quality of apples, New York has adopted cutting edge technology in the production process; farmers across the state have pioneered the development of controlled atmosphere storage of apples and adapt new scientific and natural techniques that cut down on the usage of chemicals.
From seed to sale, SUNY has a lot to do with its state fruit! Click past the jump to see!