As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread throughout the world, at Ceres we are taking proactive steps grounded in science to protect the safety of our products, our employees, their families and support our communities around the country. As one of the country’s largest manufacturers of food and beverages, we are considered a provider of essential goods. We will thus maintain our production capacity during the 21-day lockdown period as prescribed by Government.
Apples are part of the rose family, just like pears and plums. The apple tree originated in Central Asia. They have been grown for thousands of years in Asia and Europe, and were brought to North America by European colonists. Today there are more than 8,000 varieties of apples – the largest variety of fruit to exist. Apple are one of the most widely grown tree fruit and take 4 to 5 years to produce their first fruit.