Pomiferous

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Pollination group:

Prime Gold

Identification: Medium to large. Round tending to round conic. The skin is pale green, maturing to yellowish with a fairly heavy wax coat. A faint orange blush develops on the sun-exposed face. Pale lenticels can be seen faintly on the greenish background, less so when the skin has yellowed. The calyx is medium size and partly open, set in a medium deep basin. The stem is long and slender, set in a somewhat deep and funnel-shaped cavity.

Characteristics: The flesh is yellowish, firm and crisp. Juicy and sweet, with a honeyed flavour.

Uses: Dessert, baking and juice.

Origins: Found during the 1965 harvest by B. Hoekman in Zillah, Washington (U.S.A.), growing from the below the graft union on some rootstock of a young Golden Delicious tree which had died during the previous winter.

Cultivation: Vigorous. Partial tip bearer. On its own roots, it grows to about three quarters the size of a self-rooted Golden Delicious tree. Has a tendency to over-crop and must be thinned at fruit set to maintain size. Annual harvests.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

12 weeks

Cold storage: Up to three months. No shriveling during the normal storage period.

Harvest: In the middle of the fifth period. Fruit tends to drop once ripe.

Harvest period: 5

Type(s): Dessert, Juice

Hardiness Zone min: 5

Hardiness Zone max: 8

Pollination group: F

Pollination day: 20


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Apples with a similar sounding name:

Primgold
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Type: Dessert

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Synonyms: See Deljeni