Patent Pick: Apples to Apples


Comparing apples to apples, these inventors from Western Australia came up with a novel apple variety, Malus domestica Borkh., whose excellent flavor might just "keep doctors away" from themselves.

Novel Malus domestica Borkh. apple variety
U.S. Patent Application 20160029527
Publication date: Jan. 28, 2016
Assignee: Western Australia Agriculture Authority, Department of Agriculture and Food

The inventors of this patent application described a new and distinct apple variety, “ANABP 01” (Malus domestica Borkh.), notable for its attractive dark purple red skin color, excellent flavor and texture, attractive size and shape and consistent cropping characteristics.

The variety originated as a seedling produced from controlled cross-breeding by the State of Western Australia at Stoneville Research Station, Western Australia, in the spring of 1992. It is a cross between female parent “Cripps-Two” (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 8,477; also known as “Cripps Red”) and male parent “Tenroy” Gala (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 4,121; also known as Royal Gala).

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