Varieties and rootstock

WA breeds new apple variety

A new firm and juicy WA-developed apple is one step closer to shop shelves after 20 years of breeding and testing by the Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia (DAFWA). DAFWA director general Rob Delane (lt), Fruit West Co-operative chairman Ben Darbyshire (centre) and Agriculture and Food Minister Ken Baston (rt) with some [...]

By |July 28th, 2014|Varieties and rootstock|

Australian growers get first bite at new pear

PIQA® BOO® brand pears growing in NZ (Photo: Andrew Maughan, Freshmax). A new type of pear with the brand name PIQA® BOO® is now available for Australian fruit growers to grow through a licensing agreement with Freshmax. The PIQA® BOO® brand fruit combines characteristics from European, Japanese and Chinese pears, giving the fruit [...]

By |June 19th, 2014|Varieties and rootstock|

A chance to guide pome fruit breeding research

Author: Brett Ennis CEO of Prevar +64 6 835 2530 bme@prevar.co.nz To help deliver the most beneficial new pome fruit products into the future, Prevar is calling for growers to provide input into their pome fruit breeding program. Winston Churchill once said, “It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look [...]

By |April 15th, 2014|Varieties and rootstock|

New fruit rights group to protect varieties

Blog author: Mr Russell Soderlund Executive Officer, Fruit Rights Australia 0400 117 360 russell.soderlund@bigpond.com Russell Soderlund shares news about the new group called Fruit Rights Australia that aims to help growers understand more about proprietary fruit varieties. A group of leading deciduous tree fruit variety managers have come together in a new association to [...]

By |March 25th, 2014|News, Varieties and rootstock|