Orchard Experts – Believe it or not, you don't even have to drive to an orchard to get fresh apples anymore! You can just buy one of our premium Apple Boxes, packed with our homegrown, juicy Ginger Gold apples, which are popular for making a naturally-sweet applesauce. Kauffman Orchards is a family-owned small business in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, established back in 1915 with a vision to grow fresh, nutritious fruit that would enhance the quality of life for the American consumer. The business still follows that goal, raising Nutrient-Dense fruit that has enhanced vitamins, minerals, and flavor, and today, the orchard is managed by the 4th and 5th generations of Kauffmans.Snacking and Applesauce – Ginger Gold Apples are our top-selling applesauce apple, by far, at our orchard market in Pennsylvania’s Lancaster County – no other variety comes close. Ginger Gold apples are sweet and juicy, and as an “early Golden Delicious”, they are almost as popular for fresh eating as they are for sauce and baking! This Apple Box contains premium, Nutrient-Dense, non-GMO, non-waxed Ginger Gold apples, and each apple has soft, high-density foam surrounding it to ensure protection during shipping. The 8-count box holds approximately 2.5-3 lb. of fresh apples; the 16-count box, approximately 5-6 lb. (about a peck by volume); the 48-count box, approximately 15-18 lb. (about 3/5 bushel). Shipping Information – We pack your Apple Box with fresh apples that are highest quality, and we use shipping methods that provide a quick 2-3 day delivery to most of the lower 48 United States. However, we have no control over distance to your address, nor over handling and temperature during transit. Since apples sometimes ripen quickly in hot temperatures during transit, we suggest that you consider choosing 2-Day or Next-Day delivery during checkout. Refrigerate your apples upon arrival.