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Fruit West Co-operative and the

BRAVO Branded Apple Story

Fruit West Co-operative is the innovative industry based model licensed to commercialise the ANABP 01 apple variety that produces the stunning BRAVO™ apple, an apple like no other™.  Fruit West Co-operative is passionate about providing high-quality produce to consumers, and securing fair returns for growers and the supply chain; bringing new varieties to market the delight consumers, and benefit growers and the supply chain.
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A Message from our Chairman

This is an exciting time for Australian fruit growers and consumers with the successful inaugural release of the new BRAVO™ apple.  Growers across the country can take advantage of a robust and reliable supply chain. For the BRAVO™ apple to reach consumers in perfect condition, every link in the supply chain from nursery, grower, packer & marketer to the retailer must work together to ensure the long term viability of an industry based on food quality & reliability. By overseeing the growing and the marketing of the apple under exacting quality specifications at key points of production and supply, our aim is to create an environment where growers can confidently invest in new tree stock, packers can be assured of regular supply and retailers have a high-quality, great looking apple to offer discerning consumers supported by a strong brand Management of this new tree variety & the BRAVO™  apple is the start of a more confident, standards based approach to the fruit supply chain and one which we are confident will benefit all concerned. We I hope you’ll join us on our journey

The New Apple on the Block! BRAVO™  hits the

shops

The BRAVO™  apple is changing everything for apple growers around Australia. To learn more, read about the apples history & importantly, its future. You’ll be amazed at the potential for growth from this stunning and exciting  newcomer.

Latest News from Fruit West Co-operative

Chairman Fruit West Co-operative Ltd

Launch of the New BRAVO™ Apple

A new firm and juicy WA- developed apple has hit the shop shelves after 20 years of breeding and testing by the Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia (DAFWA) and were quickly bought up by consumers eager for a new taste experience. The apple has a distinct sweetness and a moderate to high crisp and crunch factor, and was first previewed by growers and potential consumers in 2010. The trees are now available for growing Australia-wide. The commercial agreements have been signed and industry body Fruit West Co-operative Ltd is managing the commercialisation of the variety.  The apple is grower friendly because the tree is productive, the fruit colours easily and the apples stand out from existing varieties on shop shelves.

Photograph courtesy of Steele Jacob Technical Officer DAFWA

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BRAVO™ Fruit Spec Workshop 2017

Over 25 WA ANABP 01 grower champions and 1 representative Victorian grower champion had the opportunity to discuss the BRAVO™ apple specifications and learnings about growing ANABP 01 variety at this event.  Participants were able inspect fruit samples in and out of specification in real time, witnessing the actual packing of  local ANABP 01 into BRAVO™ branded fruit. The main topics of discussion were looking at the colour, maturity and size specs along with identifying and recognising defects, sometimes hidden by the dark colour of the skin. 
Read More: Workshop

New WA produced apple leaves for Singapore

Hi AllWA BRAVO™ branded apples air freighted to Singapore for the first time as part of a trial consignment.  The apple, distinguishable for its rich burgundy colour, was bred by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development and has had strong uptake with more than 60 growers across Australia planting the variety. Thanks to Fruit West Co-operative Ltd and the Grower Group Grants for supporting this export development.   Watch:  7NEWS Report by  Rory Campbell

Welcome

Fruit West Co-operative and the

BRAVO Branded Apple Story

Fruit West Co-operative is the innovative industry based model licensed to commercialise the ANABP 01 apple variety that produces the stunning BRAVO™ apple, an apple like no other™.  Fruit West Co-operative is passionate about providing high-quality produce to consumers, and securing fair returns for growers and the supply chain; bringing new varieties to market the delight consumers, and benefit growers and the supply chain.
© Copyright Fruit West Co-operative Ltd. 2016

A Message from our Chairman

This is an exciting time for Australian fruit growers and consumers with the successful inaugural release of the new BRAVO™ apple.  Growers across the country can take advantage of a robust and reliable supply chain. For the BRAVO™ apple to reach consumers in perfect condition, every link in the supply chain from nursery, grower, packer & marketer to the retailer must work together to ensure the long term viability of an industry based on food quality & reliability. By overseeing the growing and the marketing of the apple under exacting quality specifications at key points of production and supply, our aim is to create an environment where growers can confidently invest in new tree stock, packers can be assured of regular supply and retailers have a high-quality, great looking apple to offer discerning consumers supported by a strong brand Management of this new tree variety & the BRAVO™  apple is the start of a more confident, standards based approach to the fruit supply chain and one which we are confident will benefit all concerned. We I hope you’ll join us on our journey

The New Apple on the Block! BRAVO™  hits the

shops

The BRAVO™  apple is changing everything for apple growers around Australia. To learn more, read about the apples history & importantly, its future. You’ll be amazed at the potential for growth from this stunning and exciting  newcomer.

Latest News from Fruit West Co-operative

Chairman Fruit West Co-operative Ltd
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Launch of the New BRAVO™ Apple

A new firm and juicy WA- developed apple has hit the shop shelves after 20 years of breeding and testing by the Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia (DAFWA) and were quickly bought up by consumers eager for a new taste experience. The apple has a distinct sweetness and a moderate to high crisp and crunch factor, and was first previewed by growers and potential consumers in 2010. The trees are now available for growing Australia-wide. The commercial agreements have been signed and industry body Fruit West Co-operative Ltd is managing the commercialisation of the variety.  The apple is grower friendly because the tree is productive, the fruit colours easily and the apples stand out from existing varieties on shop shelves.

Photograph courtesy of Steele Jacob Technical Officer DAFWA

BRAVO™ Fruit Spec Workshop 2017

Over 25 WA ANABP 01 grower champions and 1 representative Victorian grower champion had the opportunity to discuss the BRAVO™ apple specifications and learnings about growing ANABP 01 variety at this event.  Participants were able inspect fruit samples in and out of specification in real time, witnessing the actual packing of  local ANABP 01 into BRAVO™ branded fruit. The main topics of discussion were looking at the colour, maturity and size specs along with identifying and recognising defects, sometimes hidden by the dark colour of the skin. 
Read More: Workshop

New WA produced apple leaves for Singapore

Watch the 7News report on the first shipment of WA BRAVO™ apples to leave for Singapore.  7NEWS Report by  Rory Campbell