EUFRIN‐FruitBreedomics Joint Meeting Program
20th February 2013
Lleida ‐ Spain
The Associated International Group of Nurseries (AIGN®) was designed as a
marketing entity that works not only to assist its membership but to further
enhance the worldwide availability of tree fruit varieties and related information. It
acts in this capacity to serve the world tree fruit industry by helping to coordinate
the availability of these varieties and products, and by providing the information
and technical assistance necessary to help in the marketing of these varieties. Its
primary role is that of a co‐operator working with the worlds fruit industry.
GROUP OF NURSERIES
European Union trial sites
• PremA280 cv. is a cross between Braeburn and Royal Gala. Sweetie®
apple has an elongated shape and sweet rich taste. It is harvested
near the same time as Royal Gala. It is freely accessible and is
currently produced in several european countries and in the USA.
Royal Gala x Braeburn
Average Sugar : 16° Brix
Fruit shape: ellipsoid conical
Average size: 75‐80 mm
Blooming time: Granny Smith
Stem‐bowl russett experienced
In the U.S.A.
PremA153 cv. is a very productive variety. The fruit is elongated in
shape with high eating quality. A nice blush does develop, but the
fruit should be picked when the green color is breaking to golden.
The apple is quite dense and develops a better eating quality after
being held in storage. No russett has been experienced.
Smitten™ PremA17 cv. is an early maturing apple that has a red
bicolor with exceptional texture and flavor. It is harvested up to two
weeks before Royal Gala and has a high crisp texture. The apple is a
unique mix of Gala, Braeburn, Falstaff and Fiesta. Production and
fruit quality are good; coloration and size are improving in time.
Trees require no training and little hand thinning. The apple is
osmetically clean and retains a high internal quality after storage.
Rockit® PremA96 cv. is a sweet, crisp, firm, and juicy apple that
ovides the opportunity to establish a unique snack apple category.
Rockit® PremA96 cv. is a naturally small “airline,
snack, or cocktail” apple.
VELVETINE® is a pyriform partially russeted European pear. Harvested
ate March/early April in New Zealand. The variety is productive, with a
arge and dense fruit. It stores well with a shelf‐life of over 14 days. The
fruit attributes are excellent if properly stored: juicy, smooth buttery
avocado‐like texture, sweet/sour very aromatic flavor.
PremP109 cv. is one of the first interspecific hybrids of Asian and European
pears to be commercialized. Papple® PremP109 cv. is a spherical, red
blushed, juicy pear that is moderate to large in size. It has a mild, sweet,
low acid flavor and is crisp with slightly coarse texture. Papple® PremP109
cv. is scab resistant, but is somewhat susceptible to fire blight. In recent