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Proceedings (editor), 2005

Organic Production of Apple for Industrial Use

Tahir, Ibrahim
Tahir, Ibrahim (ed.)


Increasing demand on high-quality agricultural commodities that can be produced without chemicals has raised the interest in organic fruit production. Although at least some of the Swedish growers have taken the big step towards organic growing of dessert apples, production of fruit for industrial processing is still very limited. To identify apple varieties suitable for organic production and industrial use in southern Sweden, we studied 16 cultivars and advanced selections in a yield trial during 1998-2003. Data for tree growth (stem and crown diameter, type and amount of branching etc.), health status, optimum harvesting time, yield, fruit size and quality, and storability was recorded. The most promising cultivars were Blenheim Orange, Bramley, Holsteiner Cox, Ingbo, Queen and Vanda due to their low susceptibility to pests and diseases, good quality and storability and a high level of fruit uniformity. The two tested rootstocks (MM106 and MM111) produced some differences in yield and fruit size in a few of the scion cultivars


culinary apple; fruit quality; fruit processing; Malus domestica; yield trial

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Acta Horticulturae
2005, Volume: 682
Publisher: Ibrahim Tahir

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    • Tahir, Ibrahim

      • Department of Crop Science, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

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