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Priscilla apple


One of the earliest products of the famous collaboration between Purdue, Rutgers and Illinois universities (hence the "PRI" in the variety name) Priscilla is one of the most disease-resistant apples available.



Priscilla identification photos

UK National Fruit Collection
UK National Fruit Collection
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Visitor reviews

  • 25 Jun 2019  Rick Dunifer,  TN, United States
    My Priscilla apple tree bears heavily each year. I think it is one of the best tasting early apples that can be eaten fresh off the tree.
  • 20 Aug 2012  Stephanie,  LOUISIANA, United States
    I bought Priscilla apples this past weekend at a farmers' market in Kenner, Louisiana. The apples came from Hancock County, Mississippi. I made a cobbler with them yesterday. The fruit did very well when baked; did not break down under baking temperatures.

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Spring blossom records for this variety

2017 season

  • 12th June  2017  - tree owned by Alain in Petit-Saguenay, Canada

2015 season

  • May  2015  - tree owned by Beverly in Hampton Falls, United States

2014 season

  • 25th April  2014  - tree owned by J.P.Curry in Sturgeon, United States

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Harvest records for this variety

2017 season

  • 2nd week October  2017  - tree owned by Alain in Petit-Saguenay, Canada

2015 season

  • 3rd week September  2015  - tree owned by Beverly in Hampton Falls, United States

2009 season

  • 3rd week September  2009  - tree owned by Glenda in Gold Hill, United States
  • 3rd week September  2009  - tree owned by Glenda in Gold Hill, United States

Origins

  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Starking Delicious x PRI 610-2
  • Originates from: Lafayette, Indiana, United States
  • Introduced: 1972
  • Developed by: PRI (Purdue, Rutgers, Illinois Co Op)
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1849
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1974-179

Identification

  • Fruit colour: Red

Using

  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Flavour quality: Average
  • Flavour style: Sharper
  • Harvest period: Early-Mid season
  • Use / keeping: 2-3 weeks

Growing

  • Cropping: Good
  • Flowering period: Early-Mid season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Vigour: Average growth
  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
  • General disease resistance: Good
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999

Parents and other ancestors of this variety


Offspring of this variety


Diseases

  • Canker  - Some susceptibility
  • Scab  - Very resistant
  • Mildew  - Some resistance
  • Fireblight  - Very resistant
  • Cedar apple rust  - Very resistant


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References

  • Cedar-Apple Rust  
    Author: Stephen Vann, University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture (FSA7538)
    Rated as resistant - control only needed under high disease pressure.


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