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Variety or Cultivar?
These two words are often used interchangeably. Traditionally
the word "variety" has been used, but another
word that is often used is "cultivar" meaning
Years of research
and hard work go into producing a new cultivar. Each new
cultivar has to be approved for qualities such as colour,
flavour, and ripening time (to name just a few!). Some cultivars
recently introduced into Nova Scotia orchards and farm markets
have proven to be excellent performers.
The NSFGA was
instrumental in the development of the apple Cultivar /Marketing Brochure, a handbook that includes
these new cultivars as well as our traditional ones.