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Co-op 2

Synonyms: Marketed as Prima, also known as Priestly Prima.

Summary: One of about 50 apple cultivars developed under the PRI (Purdue University, Rutgers University and the University of Illinois) programme using Malus floribunda 821 to develop apple varieties that are genetically resistant to scab.

Identification: Medium tending to large and round to round conic, often irregular shape and angular sides. The skin is smooth and waxy, medium tough and thick. The base colour is greenish yellow maturing to yellow, washed bright red over 60 to 80% of the surface and lightly striped. Lenticels are small to medium in size. The calyx is medium size and closed set in a deep and narrow basin which is surrounded by a knobbed crown. The stem is short and stout set in a medium wide, shallow and russeted cavity.

Characteristics: The flesh is cream-coloured, medium fine-grained, crisp and breaking when first harvested, becoming softer in storage. Sweet, juicy and somewhat spicy, with some tartness and rich in flavour.

Uses: Excellent and refreshing fresh eating apple, but it is also acclaimed for its apple sauce.

Origins: Developed as part of the PRI breeding initiative jointly undertaken by the Universities of Purdue, Rutgers and Illinois (U.S.A.) in a programme to create an array of scab-resistant varieties. The Co-op 2 is a cross of PRI14-510 (the seed parent carrying scab resistant properties from Malus floribunda 821, plus the genetics of Golden Delicious and Rome Beauty ) and NJ 123249 (the pollen parent, which is itself is derived from Melba , Wealthy , Starr and Red Rome Beauty ). The first seeds from this cross were planted in 1958 at the Illinois Experiment Station in Urbana, Illinois (U.S.A.) and it first fruited in 1963. Subsequent selections narrowed down the choices and the variety was released in 1970.

Cultivation: Moderately vigorous, upright spreading tree. Productive. The biennial tendency can be managed by thinning at fruit set. In the shaded inner canopy, the colouring of the fruit is often inadequate. Very prone to cold damage in winter.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

Notes: While this is an early ripening Jonathan-style apple with excellent scab resistance thanks to the Malus floribunda genetics, its short storage life makes it an apple best suited to farm-gate and farmer’s market sales.

3 weeks

Cold storage: The fruit is sensitive to cold and loses its firmness after three weeks in cold storage.

Vulnerabilities: Highly resistant to scab and somewhat to mildew. Somewhat susceptible to fire blight and resistant to cedar apple rust and somewhat to blight. Sometimes suffers from bitter pit.

Harvest: Starting early in the fourth period and ripens over a span of three to four weeks. Fruit ripens unevenly on the tree requiring several pickings, but hangs well even after maturity.

Harvest period: 4

Type(s): Dessert, Eating, Sauce

Pollination group: C

Pollination day: 10


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summary: from botner list

Co-op 1
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Type: Dessert

summary: One of about 50 apple cultivars developed under the PRI (Purdue University, Rutgers University and the University of Illinois) programme using Malus floribunda ...

Co-op 3
Co-op 3
Type: Dessert

summary: One of about 50 apple cultivars developed under the PRI (Purdue University, Rutgers University and the University of Illinois) programme using Malus floribunda ...

Co-op 4
Co-op 4
Type: Cooking, Cider, Dessert

summary: One of about 50 apple cultivars developed under the PRI (Purdue University, Rutgers University and the University of Illinois) programme using Malus floribunda ...

Synonyms: Marketed as Priscilla

Co-op 5
Co-op 5
Type: Eating

summary: One of about 50 apple cultivars developed under the PRI (Purdue University, Rutgers University and the University of Illinois) programme using Malus floribunda ...

Synonyms: Marketed as Sir Prize.

Co-op 6
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Type: Dessert

summary: One of about 50 apple cultivars developed under the PRI (Purdue University, Rutgers University and the University of Illinois) programme using Malus floribunda ...

Co-op 7
Type: Dessert, Pie, Sauce

summary: One of about 50 apple cultivars developed under the PRI (Purdue University, Rutgers University and the University of Illinois) programme using Malus floribunda ...

Co-op 8
Co-op 8
Type: Dessert

summary: One of about 50 apple cultivars developed under the PRI (Purdue University, Rutgers University and the University of Illinois) programme using Malus floribunda ...

Co-op 12
Co-op 12
Type: Dessert

summary: One of about 50 apple cultivars developed under the PRI (Purdue University, Rutgers University and the University of Illinois) programme using Malus floribunda ...

Co-op 13
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Type: Dessert

characteristics: The flesh is light cream coloured, firm, medium grained, firm, crisp and juicy. Mild flavour and acidity.

Synonyms: Marketed as Redfree

Co-op 14
Type: Dessert

summary: One of about 50 apple cultivars developed under the PRI (Purdue University, Rutgers University and the University of Illinois) programme using Malus floribunda ...

Co-op 15
Co-op 15
Type: Dessert

summary: One of about 50 apple cultivars developed under the PRI (Purdue University, Rutgers University and the University of Illinois) programme using Malus floribunda ...

Co-op 16
Type: Dessert, Eating

summary: One of about 50 apple cultivars developed under the PRI (Purdue University, Rutgers University and the University of Illinois) programme using Malus floribunda ...

Co-op 17
Co-op 17
Type: Dessert, Eating

summary: One of about 50 apple cultivars developed under the PRI (Purdue University, Rutgers University and the University of Illinois) programme using Malus floribunda ...

Co-op 18
Co-op 18
Type: Dessert

summary: One of about 50 apple cultivars developed under the PRI (Purdue University, Rutgers University and the University of Illinois) programme using Malus floribunda ...

Co-op 19
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Type: Dessert

summary: One of about 50 apple cultivars developed under the PRI (Purdue University, Rutgers University and the University of Illinois) programme using Malus floribunda ...

Co-op 20
Co-op 20
Type: Dessert

summary: One of about 50 apple cultivars developed under the PRI (Purdue University, Rutgers University and the University of Illinois) programme using Malus floribunda ...

Co-op 21
Co-op 21
Type: Dessert

summary: One of about 50 apple cultivars developed under the PRI (Purdue University, Rutgers University and the University of Illinois) programme using Malus floribunda ...

Synonyms: Marketed as Dayton.

Co-op 22
Type: Dessert, Eating

summary: One of about 50 apple cultivars developed under the PRI (Purdue University, Rutgers University and the University of Illinois) programme using Malus floribunda ...

Synonyms: Introduced as Jonafree

Co-op 23
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Type: Culinary, Cider, Dessert, Jelly, Pie, Sauce

summary: One of about 50 apple cultivars developed under the PRI (Purdue University, Rutgers University and the University of Illinois) programme using Malus floribunda ...

Synonyms: Williams' Pride

Co-op 24
Co-op 24
Type: Dessert

summary: One of some 50 apple cultivars developed under the PRI (Purdue University, Rutgers University and the University of Illinois) programme using Malus floribunda ...

Co-op 25
Co-op 25
Type: Dessert, Eating

summary: One of about 50 apple cultivars developed under the PRI (Purdue University, Rutgers University and the University of Illinois) programme using Malus floribunda ...

Synonyms: Marketed as Scarlett O'Hara.

Co-op 26
Co-op 26
Type: Dessert, Eating

summary: One of over 50 apple cultivars developed under the PRI (Purdue University, Rutgers University and the University of Illinois) programme using Malus floribunda ...

Co-op 27
Co-op 27
Type: Dessert, Eating

summary: One of about 50 apple cultivars developed under the PRI (Purdue University, Rutgers University and the University of Illinois) programme using Malus floribunda ...

Co-op 28
Co-op 28
Type: Dessert, Eating

summary: One of about 50 apple cultivars developed under the PRI (Purdue University, Rutgers University and the University of Illinois) programme using Malus floribunda ...

Co-op 29
Co-op 29
Type: Dessert, Eating, Pie

summary: One of about 50 apple cultivars developed under the PRI (Purdue University, Rutgers University and the University of Illinois) programme using Malus floribunda ...

Synonyms: Marketed as Sundance and sometimes called Sundancer.

Co-op 30
Co-op 30
Type: Dessert, Eating

characteristics: Flesh is pale yellow to cream in colour, medium-grained, firm, crisp and juicy. Sprightly and spicy. The apple tends to be a bit on the tart side when first ...

Synonyms: Marketed as Enterprise, often misspelled Enterprize.

Co-op 31
Co-op 31
Type: Pie

summary: The 19th apple in the PRI breeding programme, this apple is great for fresh eating as well as for pies and grows well in cooler climates.

Synonyms: Trademarked as Winecrisp

Co-op 32
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Type: Dessert, Pie, Sauce

summary: The eleventh of about 50 apple cultivars developed under the PRI (Purdue University, Rutgers University and the University of Illinois) programme using Malus ...

Synonyms: Pristine, Pristinel

Co-op 33
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Type: Dessert

characteristics: Flesh is yellowish white, crisp, breaking. Fine-grained. Juicy and sweet-tart. Mild-flavoured, somewhat spicy. Can be rather bland when grown in marginal ...

Synonyms: Marketed as Pixie Crunch. Not to be confused with the Pixie apple.

Co-op 34
Co-op 34
Type:

summary: A Jonathan-style fresh-eating apple developed in the PRI breeding programme

Co?op 35
Co?op 35
Type:

characteristics: crisp, mild

Co?op 36
Type:

origins: PRI, cooperative introduction from the State Universities in Purdue, Rutgers and Illinois, USA

Co-op 37
Co-op 37
Type: Dessert, Eating

summary: A Golden-Delicious-style fresh-eating apple created by PRI's disease resistant apple breeding programme created in the 1970s.

Co-op 38
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Type: Cooking, Cider, Eating

characteristics: Flesh is pale cream in colour, coarse-grained, but firm, breaking and crisp. Rather tart, but with a high sugar content. Rich, spicy flavour with complexities ...

Synonyms: Goldrush, GoldRush, Delisdor

Co-op 40
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Type: Dessert

summary: One of about 50 apple cultivars developed under the PRI (Purdue University, Rutgers University and the University of Illinois) programme using Malus floribunda ...

Co-op 41
Co-op 41
Type: Dessert, Eating

summary: One of about 50 apple cultivars developed under the PRI (Purdue University, Rutgers University and the University of Illinois) programme using Malus floribunda ...

Co-op 42
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Type: Dessert, Eating

characteristics: The flesh is yellow, coarse-grained, crisp. Juicy to very juicy, sweet-tart, spicy.

Synonyms: Released in Europe as Primiera

Co-op 43
Co-op 43
Type: Dessert, Eating, Pie

characteristics: The flesh colour varies from white to light straw. Very fine textured, crisp, crunchy, breaking and juicy. Juicy, sweet and slightly tart with a honeyed aroma. ...

Synonyms: Marketed as Juliet

Co-op 44
Co-op 44
Type: Dessert, Eating

summary: One of about 50 apple cultivars developed under the PRI (Purdue University, Rutgers University and the University of Illinois) programme using Malus floribunda ...

Gu pe
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Type: Cider

origins: Quelques communes au nord de Dinan

Coppy
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summary: not available

Co-op 9
Co-op 9
Type: Dessert

summary: One of about 50 apple cultivars developed under the PRI (Purdue University, Rutgers University and the University of Illinois) programme using Malus floribunda ...

Co-op 10
Co-op 10
Type: Dessert

summary: This McIntosh-style apple is one of about 50 apple cultivars developed under the PRI (Purdue University, Rutgers University and the University of Illinois) ...

Co-op 11
Co-op 11
Type: Dessert

summary: One of about 50 apple cultivars developed under the PRI (Purdue University, Rutgers University and the University of Illinois) programme using Malus floribunda ...

Co-op 39
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Type: Dessert, Juice, Pie, Sauce

characteristics: Flesh is yellowish cream, extremely crisp, juicy, somewhat tart and distinctly spicy.

Synonyms: Marketed as Crimson Crisp.