Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc.
Okanagan Specialty Fruits - Arctic® Apples
Okanagan Specialty Fruits® (OSF) is a dynamic agricultural biotechnology company specializing in the development of novel tree fruit varieties using bioengineering. Based in Summerland, B.C., OSF was founded in 1996 by apple and cherry growers Neal and Louisa Carter. OSF’s flagship product is their nonbrowning Arctic® apples. The company’s mission is to lead the market with Arctic branded fruit products that consistently deliver an exceptional eating experience to consumers through transparent stakeholder outreach, communication and innovative science.
Arctic apples offer an unparalleled “fresh-picked” eating experience. In November 2017, Arctic® Golden became the first Arctic apple variety launched in select U.S. test markets. In 2019, Arctic apples’ retail availability throughout the U.S. expanded and a new variety was introduced: Arctic® Granny. Both varieties were introduced to the U.S. foodservice industry that same year. Arctic® Fujis will be the next variety available in 2021.
Brands: Arctic® Granny Fresh Apple Slices
Arctic® Golden Fresh Apple Slices
Arctic ApBitz® Dried Apple Snacks