The new varieties have an early harvest period that extends into the winter and are known for their improved taste and distinct colors.
The varieties are:
“Ariane,” a strong red or yellow French cultivar similar to the American variety Jonathan. It has a pleasant mild flavor that is both sweet and acidic.
“Aurora Golden Gala,” a pale yellow Canadian cultivar. Its sweet taste is somewhat milder than a Gala apple's.
“Nikolai,” an Israeli variety that is based on the Starking Delicious variety, named after an Israeli farmer from the Golan Heights who discovered it. It has a dark red color, juicy texture and a sweet taste.
“Galaval,” an intense red French variety with juicy flesh. It will only reach Israeli consumers some five years from now.
“Dalinette,” another sweet French medium-size variety that is dark red with a purple tone.