Kalei apple field day

Apple growers are invited to attend a Kalei apple field day at the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) Applethorpe Research Station in Queensland, to learn more about this variety.

APAL's Rebekah Jacobs shows Asian buyers Kalei apples at the 2015 National Horticulture Convention – growers can learn more about Kalei at the upcoming field day.

APAL’s Rebekah Jacobs shows Asian buyers Kalei apples at the 2015 National Horticulture Convention – growers can learn more about Kalei at the upcoming field day.

Date: Monday, 4 April 2016
Time: 1.00–4.00pm
Where: Applethorpe Research Station, Rossler Ave, Applethorpe

APAL is managing the marketing of Kalei – an apple variety bred by DAF in Queensland. The Kalei variety is not a ‘club’ variety and is available to all interested growers.

“Kalei apples are sweet and stay fresh for longer, and the best part is the variety can withstand apple scab in the orchard, providing financial benefits to growers along with environmental benefits,” says Mr Garry Langford, APAL Intellectual Property Manager, who leads the team at APAL that is marketing and commercialising Kalei apples.

Kalei is a productive variety that is well-suited to high density growing systems.

At the field day Dr Simon Middleton, the Principal Horticulturist involved in the development of Kalei at DAF, will talk about growing and managing Kalei apple trees in new plantings through to mature orchards.

Kalei apples can successfully be produced organically because of their scab resistance and when they are grown in a certified organic orchard and meet specific trade mark quality specifications may be sold under the brand name Azana®.

APAL’s plans for expansion and marketing of the Kalei variety and Azana brand will be discussed at the field day. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information contact APAL Trade Mark Attorney Rebekah Jacobs on rjacobs@apal.org.au or 0419 599 734.

By |January 19th, 2016|News, Queensland|

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APAL is an industry representative body and non-profit membership organisation that supports Australia’s commercial apple and pear growers.