Chelan Ranch apples are not GMO. You cannot have a certified organic variety if it was genetically modified. All certified organic apples come from non-gmo rootstalk, scion or bud wood.
SweeTango apples are a great example of a hybrid apple, not a GMO. It is a cross between a Zestar and a Honeycrisp. This cross occurs through cross pollination with bees and does NOT involve any changes to the genetic makeup of apples, trees, or seeds. When universities create new varieties of apples, they do this through scientific breeding programs which are as natural as breeding programs involving animals. Here is an article about the SweeTango apple that goes into further detail.
The way the ownership rights work with this particular variety actually benefit small high-quality farmers. The patent protects the integrity of the name SweeTango so that large corporations can't flood the market with poor quality SweeTango's. Here is a good article about it.
We're excited to offer you free ground shipping or discounted 2-3 day shipping rates (based on recipient location). We'll focus on providing you the best fruit and let UPS, our preferred shipping partner focus on delivering our products to you when you want it. If your order arrives damaged please send us a description along with a photo and we will file a claim with UPS. If you purchased Route Package Protection with your order, we encourage you to begin your refund claim through Route, as it provides a very quick and easy refund process!
We want every customer to be entirely thrilled with their Chelan Ranch purchase. We stand behind our goods and services and want all our customers to be satisfied with them. We will always do our best to take care of our customers – to deal with them fairly and reasonably and we hope that they will be fair and reasonable with us as well. If you are in any way dissatisfied, please contact our customer service team at firstname.lastname@example.org.