Varieties and rootstock

Variety Showcase and Sensory Tasting Session

The Sensory Tasting Session added some fun to the jam-packed 2016 National Horticulture Convention program and a twist to the Variety Showcase, it also raised the point that everyone tastes differently which is why there is such diversification or fruit available. Created with flickr slideshow.   APAL and APFIP enlisted the help of Richard Cornish, an [...]

By |July 21st, 2016|APAL, Varieties and rootstock|

Prevar seeks PremA34 licensing proposals

The new apple cultivar PremA34 is yet to be tested in Australia, but New Zealand's Prevar is looking to progress its commercialisation and is seeking licensing proposals from interested Australian growers.  At the Prevar Apple Field Days in 2013, Prevar announced that the PremA34 apple cultivar that had been tested for a number of years [...]

By |June 27th, 2016|News, Varieties and rootstock|

Growing Kalei apples

The new Kalei apple, bred by Queensland government researchers and now being commercialised by APAL, was the centre of discussions at a recent field day. Principal Horticulturalist with Queensland’s Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF), Simon Middleton, and IP Manager at APAL, Garry Langford, shared their knowledge and insights about the new variety. On Monday [...]

By |May 23rd, 2016|Queensland, Varieties and rootstock|

APFIP’s work lifts orchard performance

APFIP Final Report (2011-16) For nearly 20 years the Australian Pome Fruit Improvement Program (APFIP) has been working to increase productivity across the apple and pear industry by getting better quality varieties to growers faster. As the current project looks to wrap up and move to its next stage, we get an update on [...]

By |April 8th, 2016|APFIP, Varieties and rootstock|

And the new apple is….Bravo!

Bravo™ - the new WA-bred ANABP 01 apple has a name. Fruit West Co-operative Ltd has announced the name of its ANABP 01 apple as Bravo™ - details on the brand and marketing plans for the Bravo apple will be provided to existing and prospective growers at a field day on 18 April 2016 in Western Australia. [...]

By |April 6th, 2016|News, Varieties and rootstock|

Kanzi season kicks off

As the Kanzi® apple harvest gets under way, orchardists are reporting an excellent quality crop across all growing regions. This season's Kanzi apples at Ardrossan Batlow Apples, NSW. (Photo supplied by Hannah Cathels, N&A Fruit Distributors).   Apple grower and marketer Rob Cathels says eating quality, as well as external appearance, have been [...]

By |March 22nd, 2016|News, Varieties and rootstock|

Rootstocks for red-blushed pears

Lexie McClymont, Ian Goodwin, David Cornwall, Dave Haberfield, Wendy Sessions and Susanna Turpin The ANP-0131 pear variety that will be marketed as Deliza® is one of the promising new red-blushed pears bred by Victorian Government researchers in Tatura. The team at the Horticulture Centre of Excellence share an update on the ‘Profitable Pear Systems’ project [...]

By |December 14th, 2015|Varieties and rootstock|

Breeding a market winner

By Peter Landon-Lane When developing premium, new cultivars breeding is just the beginning, with consumer, production, and post-harvest research required across the value chain. New varieties can offer growers, marketers and retailers a crucial point-of-difference and competitive advantage in the global marketplace. Having a point of difference is crucial when developing a new variety that will [...]

By |November 18th, 2015|Varieties and rootstock|

Developing a winning variety

By Andrew Maughan With experience in rolling out new branded varieties such as Modi™, Honey Belle™, PIQA® Boo® , Sumo Citrus™ and Kiwiberry®, Andrew Maughan spoke at Asia Fruit Logistica about how to select and develop a winning variety. From left: Honey Belle, Modi and Piqa Boo. The ultimate goal with any managed [...]

By |September 28th, 2015|Varieties and rootstock|

Picking a new pear

Ian Bolitho is testing two new pears at his orchard in the Goulburn Valley, Victoria. Ian Bolitho is a member of Australian Plant Management – one of six fruit grower entities nation-wide that has been trialling two new pears. His favourite is ANP-0131, which will be marketed under the name Deliza®. “It’s a [...]

By |March 1st, 2015|Branding, Profile, Varieties and rootstock|