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Apple


There is a great variety of species of the apple tree being cultivated. Among the most popular groups of species being grown in Europe are Red Delicious, Gala and fuji from red apples, Golden Delicious from yellow and Granny Smith fromgreen apples.

Red delicious

Distinguished by their large, shinny and characteristically red fruit, these apples have a firm yet juicy and aromatic flesh and are ideal for cooking. This particular group has been grown in Greece for the past 50 years. They are set apart by their intense colour and flavour, but also by the fact that they can be preserved in the refrigerator for extended periods of time.

Gala

This is a family of varieties which are very popular and widely consumed. They have an intense red hue and their flesh is yellowish, crisp and lush. It is one of the tastier apple varieties and the subject of extensive research, as it attracts a lot of the market’s attention. It matures in early August.

Fuji

Perhaps the best known group of apples. Its maturation begins in the first days of October. A variety with a strong aroma, crunchy and yet juicy, it is well-preserved while refrigerated and can be safely and pleasantly consumed 10 months after its being picked.

Granny Smith or green apple or greening:

A group of varieties with a characteristic green skin and large fruit. They are crunchy and more tardy and acidic than other varieties. Green apples were considered very innovative in the early ‚Äė80s due to their colour and special characteristics. Today they are synonymous with a proper diet. They are picked at the end of summer and the first months of fall.

 

Golden delicious

A very popular variety, also known as ‚Äúgolden apples‚ÄĚ, with a yellow/golden, crunchy and succulent flesh and distinctive taste.

Kiwi


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The first varieties planted in Greece were Bruno, Abbot, Monty and Hayward, while the last one has almost completely dominated the fields, due to its size, yield and maintainability. Hayward Kiwi is the principal green variety grown in Europe. They were named after Hayward Wright who discovered them and also gave the fruit its common name, Kiwi. Their harvest begins in middle of August and September, while kiwis are available until late April-early May. New clones of the Hayward variety have been made available in recent years and have enjoyed great success. The yellow varieties have, however, stirred up interest since the dawn of the new millennium. In a market yearning for new products, these different varieties, offering an exotic aroma and colour, will cater for this demand.
* The legal requirements and safety and health specifications posed by international quality standards are fully adopted and implemented during the production process for European fruits in Greece, while companies possess of compliance certificates with respect to AGRO 2, GLOBAL GAP, BRC, IFS and ISO 22000 standards.
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Apple


Why is it good for you?

There are multiple benefits for our health from eating apples. Its fibers help our digestive system. Indeed, it is very beneficial for apples to be consumed after the meal, since the valuable nutrients it contains help metabolism and speed up digestion. In addition to this, apples also contain many vitamins, such as C, A, as well as potassium.

Kiwi


Why is it good for you?

Kiwis have a very high concentration of vitamin C: Just one kiwi fruit is enough to cater for our daily needs in vitamin C.

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The content of this promotion campaign represents the views of the author only and is 
his/her sole responsibility. The European Commission and the European Research 
Executive Agency (REA) do not accept any responsibility for any use that may be made of 
the information it contains.