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Prima apple

Last updated 02 Oct 2012.

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27 Sep 2012 
This apple is described as an 'excellent dessert apple'. It shines best I think in pie and apple sauce (if that is what they mean by dessert) but is just an ok eating apple in my estimation. Doesn't keep very well, but is very robust, productive and disease resistant. Has a tendency to bear biannually. Makes pretty good cider too, a good disease resistant cultivar choice for a small orchard.



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Medium to large fruit with dark red blush over yellow. Juicy white flesh with mild subacid flavor.

Origins

  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: PRI 14-510 x NJ 123249
  • Originates from: United States
  • Introduced: 1970
  • Developed by: PRI (Purdue, Rutgers, Illinois Co Op)
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1846
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1972-019

Identification

  • Flesh colour: White
  • Flesh colour: White to Cream, pale yellow
  • Fruit size: Medium
  • Fruit size: Large
  • Fruit size: Variable
  • Fruit shape: Round
  • Fruit shape: Round-conical
  • Fruit shape: Conical
  • Shape features (vertical view): Lop-sided, unequal sides, irregular
  • Shape features (vertical view): Tapering toward calyx end or apex
  • Shape features (vertical view): Variable, dissimilar shapes
  • Shape uniformity: Lack Uniformity in size & shape
  • Shape uniformity: Uniform in shape, Variable in size
  • Russet % coverage: Low
  • Russet % coverage: Absent
  • Basin russet: Usually Russet free

Using

  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Uses: Drying
  • Flavour quality: Good
  • Flavour style: Sweeter
  • Flavour style: Sweet/Sharp
  • Harvest period: Mid-Late season

Growing

  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer

Diseases

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

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References and further reading about this variety

  • Cedar-Apple Rust  
    Author: Stephen Vann, University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture (FSA7538)
    Rated as highly susceptible - control always needed where CAR is prevalent.

Prima identification photos from official fruit collections

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