“An Apple for the teacher will always do the trick…” sings Crosby, “when you don’t know your lesson in arithmetic”.

Perhaps you should have just studied, but maybe an apple can get you by this time. Why are apples always associated with teachers? Coincidentally, September is not only the time schools begin session, but also a prime time in apple harvesting season. Although there is no solid evidence as to where this tradition came from or why, there have been many educated guesses.

Apples are universally associated with health, hence the saying “an apple a day, keeps the Doctor away”.  This could mean it was a gift wishing the teacher good health. Some families could not afford schooling, and apples were used as a method of payment for teachers. Apples were also used to show appreciation, especially when teachers had nearly 50 students in their classroom!

Apples have come a long way, especially here at Daffy Farms. What would look better on your teacher’s desk this year than one of our premium apples?

 

Best of luck to all students and teachers for the 2016 -2017 school year from Daffy Farms!

Daffy Apple Tree Update

Daffy Apple Tree update. We have baby apples! Our very own apple tree managed to avoid the perils of Springtime in Colorado and the blossoms produced some younglings. We’ll keep a watch over them as the summer progresses.  When these are ready, the Daffy Apple season will be upon us and you can start looking for caramel apples on our website and in local grocery stores in the Rocky Mountain Region.

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Spring Apple Blossoms!

Daffy Apple’s very own apple tree in our front yard is telling us the apple growing season is around the corner.  Please don’t snow this weekend!  This is a very delicate time for apple trees.  A freeze now would eliminate all apples for this growing season.  This beautiful pink blossom will turn white as it continues to flower.AppleBlossom

 

Daffy Farms Rich and Creamy Caramel on the Way

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Be on the lookout at your nearest King Soopers store for Daffy Farms new Rich and Creamy Caramel.  This is real caramel made the old fashioned way with no artificial flavors or colors.  Fresh cream and real butter give this caramel a homemade taste you will never forget.  Use this caramel as a center piece for dipping items on a fruit and snack tray.  HINT:  Pretzels are incredible when dipped in this caramel.

Fall 2015 Reviews

ReviewsCaptureThe reviews are in! If you are thinking about ordering Daffy Apple Petite Caramel Apples for you wedding, party, or event, you can read the reviews from this season on Wedding Wire and The Knot. And if you used Daffy Apples at your event, stop by and leave us a review – we would love to hear about your experience with our products!

Did you know…

10325329_10152127051059226_6091012561589570054_nGrafting is a common practice with many trees and is especially important to the apple growing industry, but what is grafting? It is what happens when tissues from one plant are joined with the tissues of another so that they grow together. Usually, one plant is selected for its roots and the other for its stems, leaves, flowers, or fruits. Grafting is done for a number of reasons, including speeding up the growing process, creating hybrid plants and trees, repairing damage, and strengthening the hardiness, sturdiness, or pest and disease resistance of a tree. Sometimes several different trees will be grafted onto a single tree to create what is called a “family tree.” For example, a single backyard apple tree could have several different varieties of apple blooming on it by using this method of grafting. For more information on grafting, click here, and to see a step-by-step guide of how it is done, click here!