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  1. 1. BPN 02 Julie®
  2. 2. ORIGIN OF BPN 02 • Chance seedling • Observed fruit around 1990’s • A number of trees propagated around 2002 • Planted in an orchard situation in 2003. • First fruit in 2005 • Have around 350 trees from 2 -12 years old • Stable. No evidence any regressive tendencies.
  3. 3. DEVELOPMENT OF BPN 02 • Placed in AFIP program in 2008 for evaluation • 3 sites Huonville, Shepparton, & Lenswood • PBR applied for in 2011.Provisional acceptance 28/02/12 • Anticipate PBR to be completed in 2015. • May 2014 applied to trade mark name “ Julie “ Granted April 2015 • Currently have trial sites in 28 commercial orchards in all significant apple growing areas across 6 states. • August 2014 applied for “ Julz” trademark for use overseas. Commenced trademarking in 46 countries March 2015.
  4. 4. THE APPLE • MATURES EARLY MARCH AT BILPIN RED DELICIOUS TIME • SWEET CAN BE 14 -17 BRIX • HAS SOME SUBTLE FLAVOURS STRAWBERRY, PEAR, NASHI, PINEAPPLE. • WELL COLOURED. • LOVES SUN • COLOURS WELL ALL OVER TREE • TOLERATES HOT WEATHER • LENSWOOD 2014 . 10 DAYS HIGH 30’S TO 4O DEG • BRIAN PAGE, TANGARA NURSERY OBSERVED THAT IT HANDLED HOT WEATHER BETTER THAN OTHER VARIETIES IN HIS TRIAL BLOCK Evaluation against Fierro at Bilpin
  5. 5. COLOUR & SUGAR Hounville 2011/12 Shepparton 2012/13 Lenswood 2012/13 Data from APFIP evaluation trial sites
  6. 6. THE FRUIT •Consistent crop loads from year 3. No fruit thinning has been carried out. •Size is not a problem. • Colour and maturity that should allow a minimum number of picks. •Will hang on the tree after the optimum picking time. •Does not get waxy, overripe or fall prematurely •Tree characteristics Spur or semi spur, spreading. •Fruit holds well at room temperature •Taste testing has seen widespread positive acceptance
  7. 7. DISEASE RESISTANCE • We have not observed any propensity to apple scab or Powdery mildew. • Alternaria observed on Gala . Adjacent Julie, no evidence. • Placed trees in an organic orchard to test disease resistance • Will Conduct own simple infection tests • Plant material has been certified for known viruses.
  8. 8. CLIMATE COMPARISON Mean minimum Mean maximum Highest temp Highest temp Mean maximum Mean minimum Ref :PICC RESEARCH FACT SHEET Dr Rebecca Darbyshire
  9. 9. CLIMATE COMPARISONTEST SITES
  10. 10. FRUIT AT BILPIN
  11. 11. FRUIT AT SHEPPARTON
  12. 12. FRUIT AT LENSWOOD
  13. 13. FRUIT AT HUONVILLE
  14. 14. PBR TRIAL TREES
  15. 15. Tangara Nursery webpage For further information : Contact Bill Shields or Tangara Nursery Bill ,Julie & Jono Shields 2270 Bells Line of Rd Bilpin. NSW 2758 Australia. Ph 024567120 Mb 0427772431 Phone+61362664364 wshields2@bigpond.com Julie apple pictures

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  • Bilpin _ 80 kms west of Sydney _ 620 mASL_ 1320 mm rain _ low chill_ less than Donnybrook
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