Record Kanzi Apple Crop for 2021
A steady and sustainable lift in the production of Australian-grown Kanzi apples, both this season and in the future. Volumes are expected to reach over 5,000 tonnes in 2021, due to good weather conditions and large trees planted in from 2015 to 2017 coming into full production. This means an extra 2,000 tonnes of Kanzi apples compared to last season, which will ensure availability into Spring.
A cross between a Royal Gala and Braeburn, Kanzi was first introduced to Australia over 12 years ago. It is now grown in 80 orchards across Australia, including the key production regions of Batlow (NSW), Yarra Valley (Victoria), the Adelaide Hills (South Australia), Manjimup (Western Australia), Stanthorpe (Queensland) and the Huon Valley (Tasmania).
The Kanzi apple has strong consumer appeal, from its unique sweet and tangy flavour, to its flesh that stays white for longer. Increased demand has resulted in an extra 34,000 Kanzi trees being planted in Australia this year.