Scab-resistant apple variety from Val Venosta
Crunchy, bright red and resistant to scab. See product description
Fungus-resistant apple varieties are on the rise, as they help to reduce the use of pesticides and are thus ideal for natural organic production. Bonita is one of those new apple varieties that are resistant to scab and have proved suitable for the agricultural conditions in South Tyrol. The first trees were planted in Val Venosta in 2016 after several years of experimentation. Organic Bonita apples will be commercially available from 2018.
The bright red color on a cream-colored background confers an attractive, appetizing appearance to this apple. Moreover, Bonita apples impress with their elegant and refreshingly sweet-acidulous taste in combination with interesting aromatic notes. The smooth-skinned apple distinguishes itself by its juicy and crunchy bite, whereas the fine flesh flatters the palate. The new variety is medium-sized with a homogeneous fruit size as well as an even rectangular form. This juicy apple is ideal for fresh consumption as well as for cooking and baking.
Cross between Topaz & Cripps Pink
Bonita apples are harvested from mid to end October and thus about one week after the harvest of Golden Delicious apples. The Long ripening period guarantees best fruit quality and an intensive aroma. This scab-resistant variety promises a good and regular harvest.
Bonita is the result of a cross between the juicy-aromatic Topaz and the sweet-crunchy Cripps Pink. This apple variety was developed at the Institute for Experimental Botany in Prague/Czech Republic by hybridizing the genes of scab-resistant varieties from long-term breeding with the new variety.