Q: Do you grow organically?
A: Yes we do! In fact we are continuously converting orchards to organic production. It takes three years of growing fruit using organically-approved practices before an orchard is certified by the government as “organic”. All of the fruit that we grow organically is marked “Domex Superfresh Growers Organics®”.
Q: Do you grow GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) fruit?
A: No, we do not. We create new varieties of fruit using centuries’ old methods. The primary method is to cross-pollinate two or more different varieties of fruit to get the qualities you want from each “parent” tree. This process has been refined over the years, but it’s essentially the same way farmers have always done it.
Q: Some organic apples look shiny. Do you put wax on organic apples?
A: We do not put wax on our organic fruit. Apples and pears produce their own wax naturally. The wax helps the fruit retain moisture to keep it juicy and crisp. This naturally occurring wax is removed during the cleaning process; however most varieties produce wax even after they have been picked. If you rub red or green organic apples you can usually get them to shine again.
Q: Sometimes I see a white substance on my apples and pears. What is it?
A: We use a product called kaolin clay, primarily in organic production, to protect the fruit from certain insects and sun damage (yes, apples can get sun burned). It is completely natural and is not considered an allergen.