Idaho Apple History

Idaho farmers have been growing apples since they pioneered the industry more than a century ago! Many major apple orchards in the state began producing fruit in the 1890s. Idaho’s apple-growing region occupies a relatively small area near Boise in the southwestern side of the state. Nestled in a valley between the Snake and Payette rivers, the region is perfectly suited for growing the highest quality apples. Idaho’s terrain, microclimate, volcanic soil, and abundant water supply provide essential elements to guarantee a superb tasting apple.

About the Idaho Apple Commission

2020-2021 Commissioners

Kathy Brooke, Chairman
Ryan Henggeler, Vice-Chairman
Sean Rowley, Secretary/Treasurer
Larry BallJohn Orrison

Follow this link to find the Idaho Apple Commission chapter of the Idaho State Code.

The Idaho Apple Commission was formed in 1966 and it consists of two handler members and three grower members. Annual appointments to the Commission are made by the Governor. Each Commissioner may serve two three-year terms.

One of the Commission’s responsibilities is to do any and all things that will promote the sale of Idaho apples, as outlined in Idaho State Code.