“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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Melogold grower eyes domestic market for its grapefruit

One grower is looking to introduce a popular exporting grapefruit into the domestic market.
“We grow a melogold grapefruit which is a hybrid,” says James Wilson of Sequoia Enterprises, Inc.…
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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/

New mini cucumber line launched

Canadian-based greenhouse grower NatureFresh™ Farms has launched a new line of mini cucumbers. The company says the ‘Unveiled Mini Cucumber’ offers extra crunch. They have a pale complexion…
— Read on www.freshplaza.com/article/9126816/new-mini-cucumber-line-launched/

FreshFruitPortal.com – Sun World licenses NA table grape importers

The company says it hopes this move aid its Southern Hemisphere exporters’ distribution into key American and Canadian markets
— Read on www.freshfruitportal.com/news/2019/05/23/sun-world-licenses-importers-to-market-proprietary-table-grape-varieties-across-na/