(PRI 2712-1 = PRI 669-205 x PCF 2-134) (Crosby et al. 1993).
- Fruit: 57-70 mm (2-1/4 x 2-3/4 in.); round; skin 75 to 90% medium to dark red to purple red over a light green ground color at harvest, developing to deep yellow producing a somewhat orange cast after maturity; tender and moderate thickness. Flesh is yellow; extremely crisp and breaking, yet somewhat melting; medium to fine grained; juicy; moderately to mildly acid, rich, spicy, full flavored; excellent for up to one month after harvest. Satisfactory quality is maintained up to two months in refrigerated storage after which flavor, but not crispness, substantially declines.
- Bloom Period: Midseason.
- Season of Maturity: September 12 to 18 at Lafayette, Indiana.
- Tree: Standard, spreading, growth habit, some bare-wood, leggy branching. Branch diameter is narrower than average and branching frequency is greater than desirable. Overall a less than desirable growth habit. Moderate to heavy cropping with some biennial tendency if overcropped.
- Disease Resistance: Field immune to scab, susceptible to downy mildew, susceptible to cedar-apple rust, moderately susceptible to fire blight.
- Problems: Definitely a smaller than commercial fruit size, less than desirable growth habit, and disease susceptibility precludes this selection from commercial use.
- General Recommendation: Exceptionally crisp, breaking flesh texture and excellent quality suggests tins apple may have uses for home gardens and local fruit stands despite its drawbacks.
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