“New apple varieties will take over the classic ‘Big Five’ entirely”

For years, the classic ‘Big Five’ apple varieties – Gala, Braeburn, Golden, Jonagold, and Elstar – have made up 85% of Northern European orchard acreages. But, in recent years, Florent Geerdens has…
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Australia forges custard apples’ future with new fruit – FreshFruitPortal.com

Australian breeders are currently tweaking three new green-skinned varieties, and a red-skinned custard apple is now being tested on a small scale on farms.
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Arrival of New Zealand apples helps invigorate the market

The North American market will be seeing an increasing amount of New Zealand apples arriving over the next few weeks as the import season gets underway. There is a small amount of fruit…
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University of Maryland develops Antietam Blush apple

For nearly three decades, University of Maryland professor Christopher Walsh has been trying to perfect the “perfect apple” for Maryland growers. In a field in western Maryland, of the…
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