Welcome to Okanagan Specialty Fruits

Fruit scienceOSF marries the best of nature with the best of science

OSF was founded with a grand vision: To marry the age-old art of fruit breeding with modern science tools, creating exciting new products to benefit producers and consumers alike. We have the science, expertise and relationships to make that vision a reality.

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Chain supplyDelivering real solutions to real supply chain problems

OSF addresses real-world supply chain problems by applying biotechnology to the world of tree fruit horticulture. Our solutions deliver benefits to every link in the supply chain.

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truly nonbrowning

Arctic apples, truly nonbrowning

OSF’s first product, Arctic apples aren’t low browning, or slow browning – they are truly nonbrowning. A nonbrowning apple offers savings and benefits across the supply chain – promoting increased apple consumption in the process.

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future products

Our future products include innovative peaches, cherries, pears

Arctic apples are OSF’s first offering – but they won’t be our last. We are currently working on nonbrowning pears, plum pox-resistant peaches, and fire blight- and scab-resistant apples.

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neal carter Biotechnology, the next frontier

Apple grower and OSF founder Neal Carter grew convinced of the value of biotechnology while working internationally as a bioresource engineer. Biotechnology can greatly enhance the quality of fruit products, the industry that produces them and the quality of life of the consumers who eat them.

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Recent blog posts

With Arctic® apples achieving commercial approval earlier this year, we were able to send a small number of Arctic® apple samples to a handful of...

The Nov. 2015 issue of the World Apple Report included an insightful overview of the damage suffered by the citrus industry due to citrus greening...

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