“We see continued growth in high-flavor varieties like Honeycrisp, Envy, and Jazz”

Harvest of the 2020 apple crop started early August in Washington state. “We began with conventional and organic Honeycrisp, followed by Galas, and early Fujis,” says Blake Belknap, VP of…
— Read on www.freshplaza.com/article/9245011/we-see-continued-growth-in-high-flavor-varieties-like-honeycrisp-envy-and-jazz/

“New grape varieties accounted for only 38% of Peru’s crop last season”

While grape harvest has already started in Northern Peru, harvest for the South/Central region is still more than two months away. “Vanguard Peru’s ranches are situated in the Villacuri/Ica…
— Read on www.freshplaza.com/article/9243708/new-grape-varieties-accounted-for-only-38-of-peru-s-crop-last-season/

Apeel and Robinson Fresh​ team up to offer limes – FreshFruitPortal.com

Apeel and Robinson Fresh have announced a collaboration to expand the availability of longer-lasting limes among supermarkets throughout the U.S.
— Read on www.freshfruitportal.com/news/2020/06/30/apeel-and-robinson-fresh-team-up-to-offer-longer-lasting-limes-to-supermarkets/

Canada: Growing red pepper portfolio helps red pepper growers

Following crop visits in and around British Columbia, Hans van Haeff with Syngenta reports on the red pepper variety Gina and introduces Kalvijn (PR09518). In addition, Plant Products Seed…
— Read on www.freshplaza.com/article/9225278/canada-growing-red-pepper-portfolio-helps-red-pepper-growers/

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 
— Read on www.freshplaza.com/article/9220151/lemonade-apples-from-new-zealand-making-their-way-into-north-america/

Shorter, warmer winters are killing Georgia peaches. Three new varieties could help fix that.

Meet the Liberty Joy, Crimson Joy, and Rich Joy—peach varieties designed by USDA to withstand global warming.
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Chile: Two new table grape varieties announced – FreshFruitPortal.com

The two red seedless varieties await commercial rollout, a researcher for the program tells us it’s a step for “maintaining competitive edge” in markets.
— Read on www.freshfruitportal.com/news/2020/02/11/chile-table-grape-industry-announces-two-new-commercial-varieties/

Five new blueberry varieties introduced by Fall Creek – FreshFruitPortal.com

Expanding its offerings, Fall Creek announced four new blueberry varieties for mid and high chill growing environments and one for low-chill regions.
— Read on www.freshfruitportal.com/news/2020/02/05/five-new-blueberry-varieties-announced-by-fall-creek/