apple varieties

EU board nixes Pink Lady licensed varieties’ validity

An EU legal battle could place the legitimacy of the plant breeding rights (PBR) of the Pink Lady licensed Cripps Pink and Cripps Red/ Sundowner varieties into question. On Jan. 12, a European plant variety... more »

Rice Fruit to showcase record Eastern apple crop at IFPA show

Rice Fruit Co. plans to showcase Eastern apples at this year’s IFPA Global Produce & Floral Show. The show is scheduled for Oct. 19-21 in Anaheim, California. The Gardners, Pennsylvania, Rice plans to Eastern spotlight... more »

SweeTango apple variety promoted by coop

Next Big Thing, a growers’ cooperative, is promoting the SweeTango apple variety. Based in Emmas, Pennsylvania, the Next Big Thing’s 50 family growers are spread over five time zones from Nova Scotia to Washington state.... more »

Vineland and AIGN release new Canadian apple variety

AIGN – the Associated International Group of Nurseries -- and the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Ontario, Canada, are working to produce better varieties of apples. The work comes as apples are one of... more »

Falling Apples: Growers challenged by costs, declining acreage

U.S. apple growers are producing more fruit — and additional club varieties — on fewer acres but are also challenged by a series of higher growing costs during inflationary times. Chris Gerlach, director of industry... more »

Midwest Apple introduces EverCrisp successor

The Midwest Apple Improvement Association (MAIA) has introduced a successor to the EverCrisp variety. MAIA-Mitchell is an advanced and more vibrant coloring strain of its groundbreaking predecessor, MAIA-1. Specimens of which may be marketed as... more »

New apples address climate, labor shortfalls

Through careful crossbreeding and selection, University of Maryland (UMD) researchers have developed what they consider to be ideal apple varieties for American growers trying to adapt to a changing world. The new apples, a yellow... more »

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