Crop Biotech Update

U.S. Approves Arctic Fuji Apple

September 28, 2016

Arctic Fuji apple with nonbrowing characteristic is now commercially approved in the U.S., according to Okanagan Specialty Fruits, Inc. (OSF). This new apple variety is just like other conventional Fuji apples sold in the market, but it resists browning when the flesh is cut and exposed to air. Thus, the new trait displaces the need for preservatives. This nonbrowning trait has been introduced initially in other apple varieties (Arctic Golden and Arctic Granny) which were approved for commercial use in the U.S. in 2015. 

Read the announcement from OSF and the official documents from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.