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Prima apple

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

Prima identification photos

UK National Fruit Collection
UK National Fruit Collection
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Visitor reviews

  • 27 Sep 2012  Laura Dalton,  OREGON/MULTNOMAH, United States
    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.

Tree register

New Zealand


Harvest records for this variety

2013 season

  • February  2013  - tree owned by Katrina in Nelson, New Zealand


  • 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


  • 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


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


  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer

Offspring of this variety


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

Where to buy fresh fruit

United States



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

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