Fall 2014 / Spring 2015 seasonWe are now taking provisional orders for fall 2014 shipping (warmer zones only) or spring 2015. 

PristineTM Apple trees

  • Pick: Very early-season
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Uses: Eat fresh 
  • Disease-resistance: Good

Pristine is an attractive green-yellow apple, and usually the first to ripen - if you want fresh new season apples in July, this is the one get.

It has a sweet/tart flavor, and also keeps quite well - a week or so in the fridge. Pick when still slightly green for use in the kitchen, or wait until it turns golden yellow for eating fresh.

Pristine's other notable feature is its good disease-resistance, and the apples usually have an attractive clean finish.

PristineTM is a trademarked variety.

Order now for fall 2014 (warm zones) or spring 2015.

Pristine apple trees for sale

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity
Small  (6ft - 9ft after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - G.41 rootstock  (dwarf) $29.00 Sold outalert me
Large  (9ft - 12ft after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - M7 rootstock  (semi-vigorous) $29.00 Sold outalert me

Delivery discounts. Prices are for individual trees excluding delivery. There is no minimum quantity but it is cost effective to order in multiples of 4 trees.

Delivery period: Trees are delivered in March and April. However it is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you. If you live in a warm zone (e.g. Southern California, Alabama etc.) Fall delivery is possible. More details on our spring shipping schedule by state.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime - see our Tree Height Calculator.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

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Summary features of Pristine

    Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 4?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Bearing regularity: Biennial tendency?
  • Growth habit: Spreading
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Fruit persistence: Ripens over a period?
  • Overall disease resistance: Good?
  • Organic / no-spray culture?
  • Scab: Very resistant?
  • Mildew: Some resistance?
  • Fireblight: Some susceptibility?
  • Cedar apple rust: Some susceptibility?

    Identification

  • Country of origin: United States
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colour: Yellow
  • Blossom colour: Pink - light
  • Leaf colour: Green

    Climate

  • Warm climates?
  • Temperate climates
  • Tolerates cold winters


Pollination guide for Pristine

Pristine is in flowering group 4. Pristine is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby.

How to grow Pristine apple trees

Pristine is generally easy to grow, and is very resistant to scab, and has some resistance to mildew. The developers found it has some resistance to cedar-apple rust and fireblight, but some reports suggest it may be slightly susceptible.

It's main weakness is a tendency to over-crop, resulting in small fruits. Thinning of the fruitlets in June will resolve this.


Historical details

As the name suggests, Pristine was developed in the co-operative breeding program of Purdue University, Rutgers University, and the University of Illinois (PRI ...). It's development reference was "Co-op 32" and it was released in the 1990s.

PristineTM is a trademarked variety.


Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Pristine'




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