Prima Apple

Apple

Description: Prima is a disease resistant dessert apple. Striking red flush. Good taste of fruit; sweet juicy, rather coarse, deep cream flesh. Regarded as excellent amateur fruit in the US; planted commercially Italy. Complex parentage involving Malus floribunda.

History: Raised in 1957 by co-operative breeding programme of Purdue, Rutgers and Illinois Universities.

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Attributes

  • Picking month: September
  • Storing: November
  • Uses: Eating
  • Relatively trouble-free

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