Tim Welsh

Meet CMI Orchards variety specialist Tim Welsh

As past president of the International Tree Fruit Association, Tim Welsh strives to know just about everything there is to know about new apple varieties and advanced orchard development principles. Tim travels the world on behalf of CMI Orchards to seek out the very best apples no matter where they are grown. He brings test trees back to Washington State for orchard trials to determine if the new apple is suited our unique climate. Tim was an early innovator with Gala, Honeycrisp and now KIKU, Kanzi and Smitten. He currently has dozens of trees in test blocks, continuing his search for the perfect apple.