Greenstar, a sweet green apple, is a natural cross between Granny Smith and Delbarestival, a popular European variety.
Extra high levels of Vitamin C prevent browning after cutting, making it ideal for school lunch boxes, salads and fruit platters, said Nicole Giblett of Newton Orchards in Manjimup Western Australia.
Leading Sydney wholesaler Rob Cathels said Greenstar, a panel of fruit and vegetable wholesalers in all mainland capital cities, is marketing the apple. At retail, Greenstar will be available from leading independent greengrocers and Woolworths in selected states.
Recently planted orchards are now coming into production, with increased volumes forecast over the next five years.
The apple is available from April to June.