Idaho Apple Commission
Idaho has been committed to growing apples for more than a century. Idaho farmers helped pioneer the apple industry in the northwestern United States. Many major Idaho apple orchards began producing fruit in the 1890s. The apple-growing region of Idaho occupies a relatively small area in the southwestern side of the state near Boise. Nestled in a valley between the Snake and Payette rivers, this region is perfectly suited for growing apples of the highest quality. Idaho’s terrain, microclimate, volcanic soil, and abundant water supply provide essential elements to guarantee a superb tasting apple.
The Commission was created in 1966, and consists of two handler members and three grower members. Annual appointments to the Commission are made by the Governor.