C&O Nursery

Variety Management

C & O's Variety Management focuses on the development and management of new varieties. We focus on:
  • Trial and evaluation
  • Variety protection
  • Tree production
  • Commercialization and production rights
  • Advice on prospective development paths
Rubens® brand (USPP #14177)(Civni Cultivar) is an apple with a happy red blush, with characteristic dark stripes and a yellow ground colour. The form of Rubens® is conical and exudes power. It is of noble birth: its father is Elstar, its mother Gala. Rubens® gets its crisp, fresh aroma from its dad, while the pleasant sweet taste comes from its mom's side of the family.
PINK LADY® brand (U.S. Plant Patent No. 7880) (Cripps Pink Cultivar). Popular cultivar from Australia. Flavor best described as crisp, juicy and tangy. Cripps Pink is recom mended for areas with long growing seasons. Available through C & O Nursery only by growing contract. Licensed through Brandt’s Fruit Trees, Inc.®
C & O Nursery is an integral member of the International New Varieties Network (or INN). This international group of nurserymen share testing, evaluating, promotion and protection of new varieties worldwide. Look for outstanding new varieties from around the world in the near future.

We also work closely with these international and national peers.

A.N.A., Chile Castang Group, France CIV, Italy
Delbard Nurseries France Flemings Nurseries Australia
INRA, France Mondial Fruit Selection France PICO, Canada
Pro tree Nurseries, USA Star Grow, South Africa Willow Drive Nurseries USA
Van Well Nursery, USA                   Waimea Nurseries, USA

Cornell University, USA • HRI, UK • Infruitec, South Africa Intituto de Sperimentale Forli, Italy • Nevis Fruit Ltd, New