Idaho Apple History

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.

About the 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
Title 22 Agriculture and Horticulture Chapter 36 Apple Commission

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.  Each Commissioner may serve two three-year terms.

As outlined by the Idaho State Code, one of the responsbilities for the Commission is to do any and all things that will promote the sale of Idaho apples.

Did You Know?

Apples are grown in every state in the continental United States, and are grown commercially in 36 states.