Story: Apples and pears

Jazz apples

Jazz apples

Jazz apples are new on the world market. They are a sweet, crisp apple with firm flesh and excellent keeping qualities. The cultivar was bred in New Zealand by crossing Braeburn with Royal Gala, part of a government apple-breeding programme that ran through the 1980s and 1990s. In 2002, Jazz apples were granted plant variety rights, ensuring that New Zealand receives royalties from fruit grown overseas.

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John Palmer, 'Apples and pears - Cultivars', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 June 2020)

Story by John Palmer, published 24 Nov 2008