In Chile, 2 new cherry varieties launch, apples varieties on their way
Cherry grower Consorcio Viveros de Chile (CVChile) has launched the Earlise and Bigalise varieties to be grown in Chile and exported abroad, the company said in a statement.
The varieties are now available for planting through CVChile, which holds the rights for their cultivation in Chile. The international rights of the varieties belong to French grower Pépinières et Roseraies Georges Delbard S.A. (Delbard).
The Earlise variety would be harvested during the last week of October and is marked by its dark red color and average size of 26 to 28mm. The Bigalise variety is a firm cherry with an average size of 30 to 32mm, the statement said.
In addition to the immediate launch of the cherry varieties, CVChile also said that it is close to launching three new varieties of apples in Chile as well, all owned by Delbard.
“Negotiations with Delbard have already concluded and soon we will be ready to launch two new varieties, Cybelle and Festival,” CVChile’s general manager Rodrigo Gallardo said in the statement.
The two apple varieties would be available in 2011. A third variety resistant to the fungus venturia inaequalis, which causes apple scab disease, would be available in 2012.