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Evaluation of new, scab resistant apple cultivars in different regions of Latvia

Project No.
18-00-A00102-000026, LAD līguma Nr. LAD 240118/P6 (Lote Nr. 4)
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Purpose of the demonstration: Practically showcase, introduce farmers to the new, hard-wearing varieties of apple trees, compare them with the commercially grown varieties nowadays.

Demonstration tasks:

  • Compare at least two new, perspective apple varieties or hybrids with a production control variety in the demonstration;
  • Evaluate yield and fruit size, fruit quality incl. coloring, quantity of fruit suitable for marketing, regularity of production;
  • To evaluate the suitability of apple varieties for environmentally friendly production (integrated and biological), healthiness, resistance to harmful organisms and environmental conditions.

Farms and organizations involved in the demonstration: ZS „Mucenieki” (Saldus county), ZS „Kurpnieki” (Smiltenes county), ZS „Gaidas” (Jelgava county), ZS „Ievulejas” (Viļakas county), ZS „Lejasdārzi” (Kuldīgas county), Latvian Orchardman Association.

The project is co-financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).


Amount of Funding
75 000 EUR
Source of Funding
National funding
Institute's Role
Project leading institution
Submitted on: 14/03/2018