"French company wins exclusive worldwide rights to the "Juliet" apple variety"

French company Benoit Escande Editions SARL has won the exclusive world rights to the Juliet apple variety, the Green Burg Daily News reports. The Juliet variety was created by Purdue University. The apple is reported to have a long storage life, and is the fruits of a long-running program that began all the way back in 1945. The program also involved Rutger University and the University of Illinois and looked to develop varieties resistant to apple scab.

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