Chile getting closer to developing its own cherry varieties

The INIA-Biofrutales Cherry Genetic Improvement Programme is getting closer to obtaining the first cherry varieties that are 100% developed in Chile. The programme currently has 16 candidate selections to become new varieties. The most outstanding variety so far is a bicolor variety of the Rainier typology but firmer, with a good postharvest and less cold requirement. This would allow the fruit to be produced in areas futher north, such as Valparaiso and Coquimbo, and could strengthen the offer of this varietal group in the Chinese market.

Source: Fresh Plaza