In this activity, students use industry methods to test and analyse some attributes of a variety of different apples. They use the findings to create an apple attributes chart to highlight key differences between apple varieties. The activity forms part of the unit plan Developing future apple varieties.


This activity will enable students to quantify distinct differences in apple attributes between different varieties and identify how these contribute to the distinctiveness of each variety and the overall consumer acceptability.


Attributes, traits, sensory testing, attribute testing, cultivar, consumer demand.

    Published 8 June 2011