Grojecki Owoc

The front of the Grojecki Owoc processing and storage facility.
The front of the Grojecki Owoc processing and storage facility.
Andrzej Gontarz (middle), President of Grojecki Owoc and Artur Chojnacki (right), Sales Manager.
Andrzej Gontarz (middle), President of Grojecki Owoc and Artur Chojnacki (right), Sales Manager.
The first machine in the apple processing line after harvest to prepare and clean apples for sorting.
The first machine in the apple processing line after harvest to prepare and clean apples for sorting.
Apple washing machine.
Apple washing machine.
Special 'soft touch' machine to gently put the apples into crates after sorting.
Special 'soft touch' machine to gently put the apples into crates after sorting.
Machine to gently put apples in cartons.
Machine to gently put apples in cartons.
Once sorted, workers put apples into cartons by hand and double check the weight of each box.
Once sorted, workers put apples into cartons by hand and double check the weight of each box.
Chutes bringing boxes down to the workers packing apples.
Chutes bringing boxes down to the workers packing apples.
Birds eye view of where the boxes are loaded for the chutes so workers have a contact supply to pack.
Birds eye view of where the boxes are loaded for the chutes so workers have a contact supply to pack.
Wooden crates used primarily for Africa and the Middle East.
Wooden crates used primarily for Africa and the Middle East.
Artur Chojnacki with the Grojecki Owoc box.
Artur Chojnacki with the Grojecki Owoc box.
Water pumps for the sorting baths.
Water pumps for the sorting baths.
A view of the crates used for harvest.
A view of the crates used for harvest.
An areal view of the working area.
An areal view of the working area.
Apples in storage.
Apples in storage.
Each storage room can hold 250-270 tons of apples.
Each storage room can hold 250-270 tons of apples.
Towers of apples in storage.
Towers of apples in storage.
A view of the hallway of storage rooms. Grojecki Owoc has the capacity to store up to 5,000 tons at one time.
A view of the hallway of storage rooms. Grojecki Owoc has the capacity to store up to 5,000 tons at one time.
A view of new trees planted last April.
A view of new trees planted last April.
Apple saplings just a few months old.
Apple saplings just a few months old.
Grojecki Owoc planted a large amount of new trees this year.
Grojecki Owoc planted a large amount of new trees this year.
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Golden Delicious up close.
Golden Delicious up close.
Rain covers the Golden Delicious ready to be harvested.
Rain covers the Golden Delicious ready to be harvested.
Champion apples.
Champion apples.
Ready to be picked.
Ready to be picked.
Rows of the more mature apple trees.
Rows of the more mature apple trees.
The spring frost costs some trees to have very small apples.
The spring frost costs some trees to have very small apples.
Small apples (in front) in comparison to the size they would normally be by this time in the season.
Small apples (in front) in comparison to the size they would normally be by this time in the season.
Apple with grooves in the flesh caused by frost.
Apple with grooves in the flesh caused by frost.
An apple tree that didn't make it.
An apple tree that didn't make it.
Older and stronger apple trees, not affected by frosts.
Older and stronger apple trees, not affected by frosts.
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