Grafting 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!
Daffy Farms Rich & Creamy Caramel is now available at www.daffyapple.com! A glance at the ingredient list – Cream, Non-GMO Corn Syrup, Cane Sugar, Non-GMO Sugar Cane Syrup, Brown Cane Sugar, Butter, Salt (That’s all that’s in it, we promise!) – says everything you need to know about our newest product. There’s no gluten, no high fructose corn syrup, no trans fat, no artificial anything, it is not only made with wholesome ingredients, it has the nostalgic taste of a homemade caramel. Soft at room temperature, Daffy Farms Rich & Creamy Caramel is perfect for fruit and pretzels, but is also amazingly delicious drizzled on ice cream and other desserts. Order a couple of tubs, or a case, online now!
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Thank you to mom, Laura, who sent us this picture all the way from Tennessee!! Looks like Daffy Apples are twin-approved!
Thank you to bride, Laura, for this lovely photo! She used our Petite Red Candy Caramel Apples with Crunch as part of the dessert display at her wedding this weekend, along with homemade pies and cream cheese mints and, of course, wedding cake. We love this idea and the rustic, fall colors in this display are absolutely gorgeous!!
They come in three different patterns and range in price from about $0.60 to $1.20 depending on which design and the quantity ordered. They arrive flat.
And are incredibly easy to fold, as they are already glued in the right places.
They even come pre-punched with an ‘X’ in the top, for the caramel apple stick.
Ta-Da! These are seriously adorable with Daffy Apple Petite Caramel Apples in them…
…but they also work really well with larger, gourmet apples!!
At the IDDBA’s Dairy-Deli-Bake Seminar and Expo at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia earlier this month, we went beyond caramel apples and created a dessert display to showcase all of the uses for our Daffy Farms All Natural Baker’s Caramel. We filled, drizzled, dipped, and topped a variety of bakery and confectionery items!
Caramel, chocolate, sea salt cheesecake.
Caramel drizzled traditional apple pie.
Caramel, nut, and chocolate tarts of all sizes!
A closer view of the large tart, with white chocolate drizzle, nuts, and caramel.
And some of the small tarts!
Milk, white, and dark chocolate caramel dipped and decorated Oreos.
A whole plate of various caramel desserts!
Caramel dipped jumbo marshmallows.
Caramel, milk, and white chocolate drizzled macaroons.
And last, but definitely not least, caramel and chocolate dipped pretzels!
Believe or not, we still have more news from the show! A new product…some famous speakers…so check back tomorrow for the next post about our IDDBA adventures!
As promised in our post yesterday, IDDBA 2015: Part 1, here are some more pictures from our Daffy Farms booth at the IDDBA’s Dairy-Deli-Bake Seminar and Expo at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia!
We found this fantastic round shelf that not only has an urban vibe, it reinforces the round idea of a caramel apple. This display, full of handmade gourmet caramel apples made with our Daffy Apple Traditional Dipping Caramel, Daffy Apple Red Candy Dipping Caramel, and Daffy Farms All Natural Dipping Caramel, turned out to be quite picture-worthy, judging from how many folks stopped to snap a photo of it!
And, of course, some close-ups of the apples!!
The gourmet caramel apples may have been the stars of the show, but be sure to check back tomorrow for more photos of caramel desserts we had on display featuring our All Natural Baker’s Caramel!!
Rarely do we think of apples in terms of numbers, well at Daffy Farms we do, but that’s because we use a lot of apples! Throughout the world there are over 7,500 different varieties of apples and around 2,500 of them are grown in the United States alone. The only variety native to North America is the crabapple. Out of all of the different kinds of apples only 100 varieties are grown for commercial use. Apple trees grow and thrive in all 50 U.S. states, but only 36 house commercial apple growing orchards. Learn more about apples and numbers here!
The Granny Smith apple originated in Australia in 1868. It was cultivated by Maria Ann Smith, who emigrated with her husband, Thomas Smith, to Australia from England in 1839. Maria and Thomas purchased a small orchard in 1855 and though there are different tales, it seems the first Granny Smith seedling grew by chance. Soon after the accidental tree began producing apples, Maria learned that its fruit was green in color, sweet and crisp, and great for cooking and storing. She would go on to sell her apples at Sydney’s George Street Market once a week, where they quickly became popular and known as “Granny Smith’s apples.”