Prairie Magic apple
Prairie Magic was raised by Wilfrid Drysdale, a horticulturalist living in Neepawa, Manitoba. It was introduced by Jeffries Nurseries. It is a good looking apple with a crisp fresh flavor, ripening towards the end of September in northern areas.
Prairie Magic is an open-pollinated seedling of a Goodland x Mantet apple tree, and was specifically developed to handle the harsh winter climate of the Canadian prairies.
Goodland is a tried and tested Manitoba variety, and lends its relatively large size and crisp texture. Mantet was also developed in Manitoba.
USDA identification images for Prairie Magic
The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.
Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.
- Species: Malus domestica - Apple
- Country of origin: Canada
- Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
- Fruit colour: Green / Red
- Flower colour: White
- Leaf colour: Green
- Annual cycle: Deciduous
- Fruit size: Large
- Fruit shape: Round
- Picking season: Late
- Keeping (of fruit): 2-3 weeks
- Flavour quality: Good
- Cropping: Good
- Food uses: Eating fresh
- Picking period: late September
- Gardening skill: Beginner
- Flowering group: 3
- Vigour: Average vigour
- Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
- Sunlight: Prefers full sun
- Cold hardiness (USDA): (3) -40F / -40C
- Cold-hardiness: Cold-hardy
- Disease resistance: Average
Where to buy fresh fruit
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