‘The best Maribelle, especially for you!’ a large sign on the edge of the orchard tells passing traffic. The pinkish red apple variety has been around for roughly ten years, but the variety name was unknown on the market. Some years ago, a group of growers and traders started working together to present the Maribelle under its variety name. René Wellner of Roel Wellner Fruit from Est, the Netherlands, is one of those growers.
Demand for Maribelle increasing from the start of the season