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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Pristine
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PRISTINE

Synonym: Co-op 32

Parentage: Camuzat x PRI 1659-10

Color: Pale green to yellow or cream-colored at full maturity. May have slight pink to orange blush.

Harvest: July 15 to July 25

Fruit:  Medium sized, oblate, regular to somewhat angular shaped. Cavity is open and shallow with a short to medium stem; basin is slightly ribbed. Flavor is tart becoming subacid and somewhat spicy at full maturity (starch index rating ≥ 7).  Flesh is firm, crisp and moderately juicy initially, but looses crispness and juiciness quickly at full maturity. When mature, fruit bruises easily. Subject to stem-end cracking when allowed to hang on tree past maturity. May russet in some years, primarily on the stem-end. Somewhat susceptible to preharvest fruit drop. Considered a substitute for Lodi. Storage life is 2 to 3 weeks; shelf life 2 days. Scab resistant. Highly susceptible to bitter rot.  Low susceptibility to tarnished plant bug, codling moth and oriental fruit moth.  Moderately susceptible to plum curculio, tufted apple bud moth and redbanded leafroller.

Tree: Moderately productive. Moderately vigorous and semi-spurred with somewhat open, spreading canopy. Blooms fairly early.  Good resistance to powdery mildew.  Somewhat susceptible to cedar apple rust.  Low susceptibility to rosy apple aphid and Japanese beetle.  Moderately susceptible to European red mite, spotted tentiform leafminer and white apple leafhopper.

Market Potential: Limited; roadside stand

           


Last Modified: 3/27/2008
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