ⓘ Fruit Ridge (Michigan)

                                     

ⓘ Fruit Ridge (Michigan)

Fruit Ridge is a topographical land feature and growing region in West Michigan. The area is so named for its extensive agricultural activity, specifically because of its fruit production. It is considered to be a "agricultural mecca" as its unique features make it one of the prime fruit-growing regions in the world. The areas deposits of fertile clay loam soils with excellent moisture holding qualities, elevation of greater than 800 feet, and its proximity to Lake Michigan, creates a unique climate and provides great soil and terrain for the growing of premium fruits and vegetables.

The range is known for Apple products in 2006 accounted for 65% of all production in Michigan Apple. The ridge is about 8 miles 13 km wide and 20 miles 32 km covering 158 square miles 410 km 2 in Kent, Newaygo, Muskegon, and Ottawa counties. It extends from Walker in the South to provide the North, and, above all, focused on Sparta, the location of old orchard juice company. Fruit ridge Avenue was named after him.