The first shipment of the Posy variety of apple sailed from New Zealand to China last week. Bostock New Zealand and Mr Apple have developed the Posy, an apple with great pink colouring and high brix content, which should appeal to the Chinese market. The variety was bred by David Cranwell and is grown exclusively by Bostock and Mr Apple in New Zealand. The Posy apple is harvested at the start of February and will therefore hit the Chinese market ahead of other varieties from the Southern Hemisphere. The Posy apple is a cross between the New Zealand Rose and Royal Gala.
Chinese e.commerce platform Fruit Day is set to supply the Posy, an organic apple imported from New Zealand, introduced the Posy, a new organic apple grown in New Zealand. This year will be the first opportunity for Chinese consumers to taste the Posy, an apple with over 14 degrees brix. The Posy is pink and bright red and has a fine, delicate skin, a sweet, juicy and crisp pulp and a subtle peach fragrance.
Posy apples are produced by New Zealand’s largest organic apple farmer, Bostock, in Hawke’s Bay, a region ideally suited to apple production with its abundant sunlight and warm temperatures. Bostock has over 470ha of certified organic land and contributes 90% of New Zealand’s organic apple exports. Its production is the only one in New Zealand with fair trade certification.