There are many new varieties of apples and pears that are in the pipeline that could offer new choices for customers and better returns for growers. In APAL’s Apple and Pear Variety Registry we list 33 apple and six pear varieties that are in the early stages of planting or production or still in a pre-commercialisation phase. The aim of the Registry is to provide an independent overview of the varieties to help apple and pear growers become fully aware of the depth of what is on offer. The Registry shows the basic information on each variety such as appearance, origin, harvest date, crosses as well as the current marketing arrangements in place.
The Registry is a work-in-progress and we look forward to more information from growers, breeders and developers about other varieties that we can include here. Please contact us if you would like to provide an update.