Virginia growers find eager partner in exports to Cuba

Posted: December 2, 2012 at 2:34 a.m.

Huff Chiles, a member of the family that owns Crown Orchard and Carter Mountain Orchard in Virginia, stands with a bin of Granny Smith apples that are bound for Cuba.

Henry Chiles, whose ancestors started shipping Albemarle Pippin apples overseas in wooden barrels 100 years ago, has managed without too much trouble to peddle the apples he grows next door to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello across Europe, Mexico and Central America.

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Business, Pages 61 on 12/02/2012


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