Based in Casablanca Valley, Chile, the 100-acre orchard produces several apple varieties including Gala, Granny Smith and Pink Lady.
The couple behind the fruit farm are Emilio and Cecilia Fernandez. They are both medical doctors, who bought land just south of the Chilean capital and, with the help of an experienced fruit farmer, started the organic apple plantation more than a decade ago.
Today, Casablanca Organics apples are sold on the domestic market and beyond.
Granny Smith apples are bright green, with white flesh, very juicy and very firm. Their flavour is pleasantly tart-sweet, with a crunchy texture. Granny Smith apples are most often used in baking preparations because of their high acidity and ability to hold their shape under cooking but can also be eaten raw.
Gala apples are one of the most common varieties of apple. They are a cross between the Cox Pippen, Red Delicious and Golden Delicious. </br> </br> Gala apples are a great snacking fruit as they are low in calories, high in water content and offer a fair amount of vitamins A, C and B. They also contain a dietary fiber known as pectin, which has been shown to lower cholesterol levels and help prevent heart attacks. They also contain trace amounts of boron, which has been touted for its ability to help build strong bones.
Gala apples are always a crowd pleaser. Their dense flesh is creamy yellow and crisp, offering a mildly sweet flavour and flora aroma. Gala’s that are allowed to reach the peak of their sweetness on the tree will have a deeper red hue and a slightly sweeter flavour.
A sweet and crisp apple with a pink hue. An all time favourite at The Organic Box.</br> </br> Pink Lady apples are rich in dietary fiber and contain vitamin A as well as a quarter of your days vitamin C needs. An average Pink Lady apple contains between 50 and 60 calories and has a high water content. They also contain boron, which helps to strengthen bones and pectin, which aids in digestion.