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Co-op 4

Synonyms: Marketed as Priscilla

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. Introduced in 1972.

Identification: Small to medium size and round conical with slight crowning and vaguely ribbed. The skin is smooth, medium thick with a waxy feel and no russeting. The base colour can vary from green yellow to pale yellow to cream over which is a bright red wash that covers almost all the surface and lightly striped. Small white lenticels. The eye is verly small and closed, set in a medium deep and narrow basin surrounded by a knobbed crown. A slender, long stem is set in a medium deep and narrow cavity.

Characteristics: The flesh is cream-coloured, medium-grained, crisp, sweet and moderately juicy with a mild tartness. Licorice and pineapple aromas. Brix 13.3.

Uses: An excellent dessert apple. In cooking, it tends to hold its shape well. It also makes an interesting addition to cider providing tartness and interesting flavours.

Origins: Created in 1960, Priscilla was the developed by the cooperative breeding program between Purdue, Rutgers and Illinois State Universities (U.S.A.). Its parentage is Starking Delicious (seed parent) and PRI 610-2 (pollen parent) and the first seeds were planted in 1962 at the Purdue University Agricultural Experiment Station in Lafayette, Indiana (U.S.A.) and they fruited in 1966. When Co-op 4 was finally released in 1972 after selection and testing, it was renamed in honour of Priscilla Hovde, wife of Frederick Boyd Hovde, seventh president of Purdue University.

Cultivation: Moderately vigorous. Grows to medium size. Fruit tends to be small unless managed by post bloom thinning. Good for small orchards, not suited to large commercial operations.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

Notes: A mix-up occurred at a major nursery during the early 1980s resulting in a cultivar that was not scab resistant to be sold as Priscilla. Due to the number of these apples having been sold, the error was impossible to correct and continues to cause confusion among growers. The problem cultivar is not scab resistant.

8 weeks

Cold storage: Does not store well for long periods, maximum two months. There seems to be some variation in the best storage period.

Vulnerabilities: Very resistant to scab, resistant to fire blight and cedar apple rust. Better than average resistance to powdery mildew.

Harvest: Ready for harvest in the middle of the fifth period. Cracking at the calyx when left to hang too long.

Brix: 13.3

Specific gravity: 1053.8675317949

Harvest period: 5

Status: dual

Pollination group: E

Pollination day: 18

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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 2
Co-op 2
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 Prima, also known as Priestly Prima.

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 5
Co-op 5
Type: dual

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
Co-op 7
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 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

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

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
Co-op 22
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: Introduced as Jonafree

Co-op 23
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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 ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 pi ...

Synonyms: Marketed as Enterprise, Enterprize

Co?op 31
Co?op 31
Type: apple

Characteristics: firm, crisp. Sweet?tart with a spicy flavour.

Synonyms: Winecrisp

Co-op 32
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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 ...

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. Full-flavoured, spicy. Attains its best flavour profile after one month in storag ...

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

Co?op 34
Co?op 34
Type: apple

Characteristics: Crisp and breaking

Synonyms: ??????????????

Co?op 35
Co?op 35
Type: apple

Characteristics: crisp, mild

Co?op 36
Type: apple

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

Co?op 37
Co?op 37
Type: apple

Characteristics: Crisp, melting.full flavoured, rich and complex.

Co-op 38
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Type: dual

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 t ...

Synonyms: 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

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: apple

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

Synonyms: Released in Europe as Primiera

Co-op 43
Co-op 43
Type: dessert

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

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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Type: perry
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: 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 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

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

Synonyms: Marketed as Crimson Crisp.