Ladina is a new apple variety coming from the Agroscope breeding programme. It was born on the banks of the Lake Zurich, in Switzerland.
This bicolored apple helds its uniqueness from its special taste profile, combined with amazing exotic flavours and a juicy and crispy texture.
Ladina is suitable for several growing conditions. It is resistant to scab (Rvi6). It is one of the most tolerant commercial apples to fireblight. It has good productivity and is harvested 2 weeks after Gala.
Ladina in Europe
In Europe, commercial developments has started with first plantations in Switzerland in 2012, followed by France in 2015 and the UK in 2021.
The development of Ladina outside of Europe is handled by IFO. It has started in 2017 by a call for Expression of Interest which resulted in the signature of Test and option agreements in New-Zealand and USA.
Development of Ladina is now ongoing and remains open for consideration in various territories. Please contact us for any further information.