Welcome to Okanagan Specialty Fruits
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.