Pristine apple trees
- Picking season: Very early
- Gardening skill: Average
- Keeping (of fruit): 1 week
- Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
- Pollination group: 4
- Uses: Eating fresh
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.
Pristine apple trees for sale
1-year Pristine apple trees bare-root
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How to grow
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.
Advice on fruit tree pollination.
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.
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Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F) Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F)
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1950 - 1999
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