HC2-1 is a new generation hybrid from IFO’s breeding program.
This extremely attractive bright red bicoloured apple matures at the same time of Gala. It has good sugar and acidity levels combined with high firmness and great storage ability for an early variety. HC2-1 variety is very grower friendly, with high and regular yields, good fruit size as well as a very good ability to colour with clean skin finish.
Its large marketing window combined with its attractiveness and its taste profile are showing great commercial perspectives for HC2-1 in Europe and overseas.
Innatis (Pomanjou Group) has signed in 2017 the exclusive rights for the variety in en Europe, with a project of large commercial plantings.
Innatis has collaborated with IFO on finding a brand for HC2-1 : the apples will be marketed under the brand Zingy®. The brand graphics are bright and colourful. The brand was launched at the trade fair Fruit Attraction in Madrid in October 2019.
HC2-1 is under evaluation in Australia, Chile, South-Africa, and USA.
IFO will be studying opportunities for international commercial development of HC2-1 over the 2 coming years.