Season starts for new Kanzi, Greenstar apple varieties

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KANZI and Greenstar are two new Australian-grown apple varieties that will be available in a variety of retailers throughout Australia as of early April 2012.

KANZI and Greenstar are two new Australian-grown apple varieties that will be available in a variety of retailers throughout Australia as of early April 2012.

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The Greenstar and Kanzi Marketing Group, made up of several key Australian growers in conjunction with Giston Consulting Services, are responsible for bringing the new varieties to Australia and they have been collectively working towards this season’s harvest for the past five years.

Greenstar and Kanzi are grown by the group members themselves in Australia’s premiere apple-producing regions including Batlow and Orange in NSW, Manjimup in WA, Adelaide Hills in SA and the Mornington Peninsula in VIC.

Kanzi is a new variety of apple that was first grown in Europe, where it was developed from a natural cross between a Gala and a Braeburn apple. This particular cross has created an intensely flavoured apple with the

juiciness of a Gala, and the tartness of a Braeburn.

Like Kanzi, the Greenstar apple was also developed by the European organisation Better 3 Fruits, from a natural cross between the Delbarestival and Granny Smith varieties, both of which are known for their juiciness and fresh taste.

Look out for apples with the Kanzi and Greenstar logos in your local retailer this autumn.

The story Season starts for new Kanzi, Greenstar apple varieties first appeared on Farm Online.

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