Home   Ag Industry News

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.

Trending Video

New Baby Pigs & New Farm Projects

Video: New Baby Pigs & New Farm Projects

In this video, Sawyer gets some new baby pigs at Site 3. Then Tork and Sawyer show you the new LWE project they’re starting on.


Your email address will not be published