Apples in binRising temperatures in major fruit-producing parts of the world are calling for more heat-resistant fruit varieties. This year’s Fruit Logistica unveiled just that. VentureFruit, a T&G Global company, has developed the world’s first climate-tolerant apple variety specifically bred to weather hot climates.

Dubbed “Tutti,” the company says 20 years of breeding and scientific research have led to Tutti’s commercial availability. Beginning in 2002, the Hot Climate Partnership, a collaboration of several food and agricultural produce and research associations, launched to get ahead of the upcoming temperature challenges.

Tutti is the first apple brand commercially released from the Hot Climate Partnership, only available in Europe at this time. But the partnership has an extensive pipeline of apple and pear varieties, 13 of which are in their final years of evaluation and testing.

Read more on the new apple brand and more efforts to launch climate-ready produce varieties here.