Throughout the entire value chain – from tree to shop - the SweeTango™ apple is treated with greatest care in order to safeguard its unique appearance and taste. The creation of a new apple variety is a slow, complicated process. Getting to the desired result can take decades, cross after cross. Our young SweeTango™ trees are planted by hand and carefully nurtured during the first 12-18 months of their life. Later, our trees are moved to bigger orchards nearby where they are provided with food, water and sunlight, protected from pests and winter frosts. SweeTango™ trees have thick foliage, making it harder for our apples to ripen in time. It can take up to 3 years for a young apple tree to produce fruits.
From mid-August to November, SweeTango™ is delicately hand-picked. Each apple at a time – which means we keep going back to the same tree to check each fruit’s color and flesh. SweeTango™ apples are very delicate and have a strong stem that needs to be cut down during the picking process; otherwise, it could damage the other apples.
Finally, our apples get transported from our orchards to our stores. We use special foam mats and smaller sized vans to ensure the least bump&dent factor possible. As soon as they arrive to their final destination, our SweeTango™ apples are best stocked cold, in order to preserve their freshness, juiciness and crunch as long as we can. Make sure to do the same!