Lemonade apples from New Zealand making their way into North America

future growth in volume for the apple will rely on domestic regions. “We’ll see quite a bit of growth in planting this year and next in Washington and then Pennsylvania,” he says. “Initial trees went in the ground last season with this Spring 2020 being the first big planting. We’ll see some early fruit in about three years with a much larger jump in four years.”

For more information:
Megan Schulz
The Giumarra Companies
Tel: +1 (213) 627-2900 ext. 1010
mschulz@giumarra.com 
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Apples in Charts: Is Honeycrisp’s reign over? – FreshFruitPortal.com

As Honeycrisp apple prices plummet, will the powerhouse variety be able to bounce back as more varieties enter the market and heat up competition?
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New ‘Cosmic Crisp’ apple with year-long shelf life poised to hit stores in December 2019 | Genetic Literacy Project

An apple a day… a year in the fridge, they may stay. A new type of apple was launched that took more than two decades to develop and reportedly could
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“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.
— Read on www.freshfruitportal.com/news/2019/07/31/australia-forges-custard-apples-future-tests-promising-varieties/

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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