Originally published on Wed October 9, 2013 4:04 pm
The just-released Riverbelle is one of well over 100 new apple varieties to hit markets around the world in the past six years.
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Browsing farmers markets this fall, you may find some new apple varieties mixed in with the Granny Smiths, McIntoshes and Fujis. Susan Brown, head of the apple breeding program at Cornell University, estimates that there have been 130 new apples released around the world in the past six years.
This summer, she contributed two more to that tally: the SnapDragon and the Ruby Frost.
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