Stunning with Substance
Soluna™ is a stunner, but good looks and great taste are only a small part of what makes Soluna™ stunning with substance.
Here is the full story.
Striking good looks
Soluna™’s deep, dark-burgundy colour gives the apple its striking good looks.
Creamy white flesh
Inside, Soluna™’s creamy yet crisp white flesh provides a dazzling and delightful contrast.
Soluna™’s taste packs a punch with juicy bright acidity balanced by pleasing sweetness (ranked #1 best-tasting apple by Australian consumers in 2019 and #1 in purchase to preference conversion in 2022).
Slow to oxidize
Due to its high flavonoid content, Soluna™ does not brown like other apples, making it the perfect apple for school lunches all the way to fancy fruit platters.
Part of a healthy lifestyle
Soluna™ is packed full of vitamins, fibre and health-promoting flavonoids. In fact, research shows it has higher flavonoid concentrations than any other apple on the market today.
Only the best, naturally
The ANABP 01 variety is the result of a natural crossing of Gala and Cripps Red (Sundowner® / Joya®), capturing the best of both parents. And only the highest quality fruit are selected to carry the Soluna™ name.
Some apples are fragile and don’t keep well. Soluna™ has excellent natural storage potential and will stay fresher longer at home.
We work with our growers and partners to promote farming practices that are sustainable for growers, environmentally friendly, and good for communities.
Active brand support
The TopStar team will manage the marketing development of the brand across all markets with a unique toolkit of strategies, tactics and storytelling to set Soluna™ apart from other premium brands.
Soluna™ is a premium, responsible brand, and we are looking for grower partners who share our vision.
- ANABP 01 apples grow well in reasonably warm climates
- TopStar is looking for growers in the following regions: Europe, USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, South Africa, Chile, New Zealand, Japan, Korea
- We are looking for growers who already adhere to responsible production practices
- Growers will need to adhere to Quality Control standards that include pest and residue requirements
Be part of the SolunaTM Story.
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Soluna™ is the end product of more than 30 years of work to develop this stunning new premium apple which is being launched to the world in 2022.
Beginning with a research project conducted by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) in Western Australia under the name ANABP 01 in 1992, the variety was developed by renowned apple breeder John Cripps.
Cripps was also responsible for the development of the incredibly popular Cripps Pink (Pink Lady®) and Cripps Red (Sundowner® / Joya®) apples as part of the WA Government’s breeding program. Currently, there are more than 90 growers producing the variety in Australia.
While Fruit West (a cooperative of Western Australian growers) will grow ANABP 01 apples and WA Farm Direct, a leading fresh fruit supplier, will sell Soluna™ in selected export markets, TopStar, a joint venture between TopFruit (South Africa) and Star Fruits (France), two leading family businesses working together in fruit variety development, is set to bring Soluna™ to the world.
The Soluna™ story
Derived from sun and moon and inspired by the striking dark-burgundy of the apple’s skin and creamy white flesh.
The Soluna™ brand is the product of nearly a year of strategic development.
The name was extensively consumer tested, and its three-syllable structure proved easy to say and remember for audiences worldwide.
The name perfectly captures the dramatic tension between light and dark and expresses a duality that is more than just the sum of its parts.
Soluna™ expresses the juxtaposition and complementarity of this exceptional apple – from the different hues present in the skin and the creamy white flesh to the explosive taste, health benefits, non-oxidative properties and other qualities unique to Soluna™.
The Soluna™ brand embodies the commitment of the growers to carry forward the brand strategy, the high-quality standards of the apple, the responsible supply chain practices, and ensure that this apple becomes one of the top branded apples on the global market.