Gapyeong’s apples are very sweet and juicy because they are grown in the highlands
with cool breeze and high diurnal temperature difference.
As herbicides are not used
and weeds are individually picked by hand, the soil is kept in the highest
quality to produce good apples.
Gapyeong apples always get
selected as the best in terms of sweetness, color, hardness, shape, and weight
at Gyeonggi-do’s farm produce appraisal every year. Gapyeong apples maintain 16.6 degree of
sweetness when the average sweetness of apples produced in Korea is 14.6 degree.
Over 60% of Gapyeong apples are environmentally-friendlily cultivated at
Buk-myeon, a clean region designated by the Environmental Bureau of Korea,
using a new organic technology of cultivation with less chemical fertilizer.
The local efforts to grow good apples, along with
the geographical proximity of Gapyeong to the metropolitan area, make Gapyeong
apples highly popular.