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Prima apple

'Prima' apple
Genus Malus
Species Malus domestica
Hybrid parentage Complexe
Cultivar 'Enterprise'
Origin 23x15px, PRI disease resistant apple breeding program, 1958

The Prima apple is one of the modern disease resistant cultivars of domesticated apple which was bred by the PRI disease resistant apple breeding program in 1958.[1]

Like other "PRI" apples it is of complex ancestry to ensure the utmost disease resistance and various cultivation advantages, along with a fresh vibrate flavor. It includes the Rome Beauty, Melba, Golden Delicious and Wealthy apples, as well as the Malus floribunda crabapple for scab resistance. "PRI" is impressed in the cultivars name "PRI"ma.[2]

It is very resistant to apple scab and have some resistance against the other common diseases. It has a juicy flesh with a balanced mild sub-acid flavour, a red flushed skin over yellow background.[3] It doesn't fall off the tree, and like most early harvest apple it doesn't keep well, even with refrigeration.[1]


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