Bravo for WA apples

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Whether you are biting into a crispy Bravo apple, a crunchy Pink Lady or a sweet Sundowner, you’re enjoying the product of decades of scientific research by the Australian National Apple Breeding Program (ANABP).
Bravo Apples

Whether you are biting into a crispy Bravo apple, a crunchy Pink Lady or a sweet Sundowner, you’re enjoying the product of decades of scientific research by the Australian National Apple Breeding Program (ANABP).

The program is run by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development and has successfully produced a variety of Western Australian-bred apples with the most recent being the burgundy-coloured Bravo apple.

The Bravo apple has high levels of flavonoids (antioxidants) that give it its distinctive burgundy colour. Flavonoids occur naturally in apples and are known to have may health benefits. 

The program is based in Western Australia and aims to breed apples that maximise taste, nutrient content, appearance, storage ability and resistance to pests and diseases.  

The Bravo apple is widely available. Find your closest local outlet. 

Steele Jacob
Meet DPIRD Science Champion, Senior Technical Officer, Australian National Apple Breeding Program, Steele Jacob.
Page reviewed 14 September 2021