Apple Wedge Packing
Hendersonville, North Carolina
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Owner, Greg Nix is a fifth-generation apple farmer. His love for the apple industry began at an early age. He’s been on tractors in the orchard with his grandfather since age five! When Greg first started in the orchard business he started with about 30 acres of rented land and approximately 2000 trees. Today the orchards consist of approximately 150 acres and 45,000 trees. We grow 12 varieties of apples. We offer an apple blossom tour in the spring and a packing house production tour and wagon ride in the fall.
Greg has been in the apple wholesale business for 24 years. We pack for 15 to 20 other growers in our area. In a normal year, Apple Wedge Packers will market approximately 200,000 bushels of apples to grocery stores such as Ingles, Food Lion, and Wal-Mart, as well as to the military, school systems, and many retail outlets in the Southeast.
In 1995 Apple Wedge Cider was established and we began to produce and market fresh cider. The first three years we produced cider without pasteurization and in 1998 we started pasteurizing cider which we still do today. We have progressed from producing approximately 15,000 gallons our first year to producing over 100,000 gallons seasonally. The cider is sold to many of the same customer as the fresh apples.
Our Products include Apples, Cider, Apple Blossom Tours, Packing House Production Tours, Holiday Gift Boxes
1273 Bearwallow Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28792, USA