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New Canadian Apple Variety “Salish” Revealed

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Scientists Develop New Apple Variety

By Amanda Brodhagen,

A new apple variety was launched at this year’s University of British Columbia Apple Festival. The apple variety called “Salish” was developed by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Scientists and is considered a Canadian apple variety invention.  The Salish variety can be described as a medium-size apple with pinkish/red blush over a yellow base colour. The apply variety has several desirable traits including, a late harvest date – which is preferred by apple growers and are conditioned to produce high yields and are deemed to have food growth habits which are excellent for high-density orchards. For consumers, the Salish is supposed to have a good shelf life. The apple was developed using traditional cross-pollination methods and is a cross between the ‘Splendour’ and ‘Gala’ apple varieties that have been around since 1981.

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