Eden™ a non Browning apple suitable for fresh cut slice and fruit Salad.


Khanizadeh, S., Groleau, Y., Levasseur, A., Charles, M.T., Tsao, R., Yang, R., DeEll, J.R., and Toivonen, P.M.A. (2009). "Eden™ a non Browning apple suitable for fresh cut slice and fruit Salad.", Acta Horticulturae (ISHS), 814, pp. 273-274.


‘SJCA38R6A74’ is a new high quality cultivar with improved firmness, crispness, and much longer shelf life than ‘McIntosh’ and ‘Cortland’. The fruit has superior flavor and does not abscise at maturity. The flesh is juicy, firm, crisp, and resistant to bruising. Flesh resists browning, making it an excellent candidate for fresh fruit slices, fruit salad, dried apple chips, and processing (juice, cider, and ice-cider). The Trade Mark ‘Eden’ is used for sale, distribution, and marketing. ‘SJCA38R6A74’ originated from a cross made in 1971 between ‘Linda’ and ‘Jonamac’ at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Québec. ‘Eden’ is aromatic, sweet, juicy, firm, and crisp, resistance to browning most likely due to low levels of phenolic compounds such as chlorogenic acid and epicatechin, the key substrates for enzymatic browning in apples. Mature fruit of ‘SJCA38R6A74’ does not fall off from the tree and even hangs on during the winter. In laboratory tests the new apple remained crisp with no signs of browning after two to three days at room temperature, making it ideal for fresh eating in salads, packaged as dried apple chips, or processed for juice or apple cider. Non-exclusive licenses can be obtained from AAFC or from Meiosis (Bradbourne House, Stable Block, East Malling, Kent ME19 6DZ).