The test is carried out by taking a sample harvest time and sending a small quantity of juice on a special card to the NSure laboratory. After analyzing the gene activity, NSure provides a report within two days on the future characteristics of the fruit.
Until recently, it was only possible to study the current characteristics of a fruit as it is at the moment of testing. Predictive assessment was impossible. Growers and packers can now know which batch is likely to experience storage problems and make decisions on packing and distribution accordingly.
The product was developed and tested in cooperation with three main Dutch fruit auctions. A patent is pending. It was launched into the market in June.
Consorzio Italiano Vivaisti, Italy
Hall 4.2, Stand C-03
Sweet Resistants is a line of five patented apple varieties that sweet and also are resistant to scab.
Existing resistant varieties are almost all bitter-tasting and not popular with consumers.
Sweet Resistants offer a range of different ripening times, can be grown alongside traditional varieties and are suited to a wide range of growing conditions.
Gaia and Gemini are early ripening varieties with ruby red skin – Gaia is striped, while Gemini has a uniform color. Renoir has a rustic look, with yellow coloring and russeting over 50% to 60% of the surface. Its flavor is similar to Renette. Smeralda has a green color and a slightly acid flavor, similar to granny smith but sweeter and more fragrant. Fujion is similar to fuji with a red color and well-defined stripes over almost the entire surface. Its flesh is crispy, juicy and intensely sweet.
The line was introduced in October.
The Greenery BV, Netherlands
Hall 3.2, Stand A-05
The Sweet Sensation is a new club variety pear with an attractive red skin and an extremely sweet, fresh taste.
The Sweet Sensation is a club variety, marketed worldwide with a uniform brand concept and visual identity. Licensed growers follow clear guidelines in terms of quality and food safety during production. They also closely monitor total volumes grown in order to guarantee a good balance between supply and demand all year round.
Average size: 75-5. Characteristic comice shape. Base color: green-yellow. Blush color: striped, red to deep red. 40% to 70% blush. Pulp color: ivory (cream to yellowish white). Brix level: greater than 12. This product was launched in November.