(PRI 1225-100 = PRI 14-510 x N.J. 123249) Introduced as 'Prima' (Dayton et al. 1970) U.S. Plant Patent No. Reissue 28,435, 1975)
- Fruit: 67 to 76 mm or more (2-1/2 to 3 in.); round to short conic and irregular, green yellow to yellow ground color; bright finish; slightly striped, 50 to 90% medium to dark red; medium grained, cream colored, crisp and breaking flesh at harvest, reduced firmness after 3 to 4 weeks in storage; slightly spicy, moderately to spritely acid, and rich in flavor, juicy; very good dessert quality. Moderate to large fruit size. Early 'Jonathan' type fruit. Retains quality for one month or more in refrigerated storage. Fruit hangs on tree until over-ripe.
- Season of Maturity: Four to five weeks before 'Delicious'.
- Tree: Semi-vigorous, spreading. Moderately large in size.
- Disease Resistance: Highly resistant to scab in the field. Good resistance to powdery mildew. Moderate to good resistance to fire blight. Susceptible to cedar-apple rust.
- Problems: Sensitive to cold and prone to winter injury; susceptibility, to cedar-apple rust is a problem in some areas; fruit colors poorly inside canopy; storage longevity often considered inadequate; prone to bitter-pit, uneven ripening, requiring two or more pickings.
- General Recommendation: Suggested for commercial plantings for early entry into fresh market, in areas where 'Jonathan' is grown, and especially for reduced input production. Only suggested where winter injury is not a severe problem.
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