CEP INNOVATION is the world’s exclusive variety manager of fruit varieties and rootstocks bred by INRA. We are also partners with INRA in common breeding programs and distribute our varieties in the main production areas of the world. The company belongs to more than twenty French nurserymen.

 

Together, they represent the vast majority of the French pip and stone fruit nursery stock production for fruit growers. Most of the partners of CEP INNOVATION are also involved in NOVADI, another company breeding and managing only apple varieties that are resistant to scab.

CEP INNOVATION is the world’s exclusive variety manager of fruit varieties and rootstocks bred by INRA. We are also partners with INRA in common breeding programs and distribute our varieties in the main production areas of the world. The company belongs to more than twenty French nurserymen.

 

Together, they represent the vast majority of the French pip and stone fruit nursery stock production for fruit growers. Most of the partners of CEP INNOVATION are also involved in NOVADI, another company breeding and managing only apple varieties that are resistant to scab.

Our varieties


In order to ensure sustainably profitable orchards, we offer varieties that have proven their worth regarding their agronomic, organileptic and commercial qualities. These varieties can be ordered from nurseries of CEP INNOVATION.

Our varieties


In order to ensure the sustainably profitable orchards, we offer varieties that have proven themselves over the long term regarding their agronomic, organileptic and commercial qualities. These varieties can be ordered from nurseries of CEP INNOVATION.

The synergy between INRA
and CEP INNOVATION


The strong partnership between CEP INNOVATION and INRA has many advantages for both organizations as well as for fruit growers.

Indeed, the main objective of this partnership between the French public and the private sector is based on the implementation of a sustainable orchard and ensuring quality production for professional fruit growers.

The monitoring of the program is carried out jointly by INRA and CEP INNOVATION. The main objective is obviously to guide selection to create new varieties that best meet the current and future needs of arboriculture sector.
In fact, INRA is responsible for so-called fundamental research work. It includes notably the studies on the inheritance of traits of interest adapted to each of the species concerned : resistance to pests, tree architecture, regularity of production, fruit quality (organoleptic quality, color, texture , resistance to cracking, post-harvest evolution etc.). INRA also aims at combining these traits into prototypes in a pre-breeding approach.

This work is accompanied by the search for reliable molecular markers, robust, in relation to the traits of interest and by methodological developments in order to make the selection more effective (selection assisted by markers and / or genomic selection).
INRA thus gives CEP INNOVATION the benefit of the latest scientific progress of one of the most advanced public institutes in the world for the improvement of fruit species, and make available for the profession the genetic resources for which INRA also ensures the maintenance.

In return, CEP INNOVATION is directly involved in the co-monitoring and funding of breeding programs and also deals with validation, final selection of plant material and its dissemination throughout the whole fruit growing sector.

The synergy between INRA
and CEP INNOVATION


The strong partnership between CEP INNOVATION and INRA has many advantages for both organizations as well as for fruit growers.

Indeed, the main objective of this partnership between the French public and the private sector is based on the implementation of a sustainable orchard and ensuring quality production for professional fruit growers.

The monitoring of the program is carried out jointly by INRA and CEP INNOVATION. The main objective is obviously to guide selection to create new varieties that best meet the current and future needs of arboriculture sector.

In fact, INRA is responsible for so-called fundamental research work. It includes notably the studies on the inheritance of traits of interest adapted to each of the species concerned : resistance to pests, tree architecture, regularity of production, fruit quality (organoleptic quality, color, texture , resistance to cracking, post-harvest evolution etc.). INRA also aims at combining these traits into prototypes in a pre-breeding approach.

This work is accompanied by the search for reliable molecular markers, robust, in relation to the traits of interest and by methodological developments in order to make the selection more effective (selection assisted by markers and / or genomic selection).
INRA thus gives CEP INNOVATION the benefit of the latest scientific progress of one of the most advanced public institutes in the world for the improvement of fruit species, and makes available for the profession the genetic resources for which INRA also ensures the maintenance.

In return, CEP INNOVATION is directly involved in the co-monitoring and funding of breeding programs and also deals with validation, final selection of plant material and its dissemination throughout the whole fruit growing sector.

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