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okanagan specialty fruits -
arctic fuji apple receives canadian approval

Okanagan Specialty Fruits' (OSF) third nonbrowning Arctic apple variety, Arctic Fuji, has been approved by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Health Canada.

Arctic Fuji trees will join the growing commercial orchards of Arctic Golden and Arctic Granny apples in spring 2018.

“Canadian approval of the nonbrowning Arctic Fuji is great news for our company and even more exciting for families looking to add another favorite apple variety to their healthy diets and lifestyles,” explained Neal Carter, President of OSF.

“There has been very strong interest from retailers as we launched our first product – fresh, preservative free Arctic Golden slices – and we look forward to introducing additional Arctic nonbrowning varieties into Canada and US markets soon.”

Read the full news release.

The non-browning Arctic® Fuji
Photo courtesy Okanagan Specialty Fruits

About Okanagan Specialty Fruits

OSF began as a small, dynamic agricultural biotechnology company based in Summerland, British Columbia.

Founded in 1996, OSF specializes in developing tree fruit varieties with novel attributes that benefit fruit producers and consumers alike. OSF is one of the first firms to pursue the use of biotechnology to deliver product innovations to the tree fruit industry.

Innovation Place is home to OSF's research and development team, located in the LFK Biotechnology Complex in Saskatoon.

For more information visit the OSF website.

- February 5, 2018


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