Accession Name:
Norcue

Accession Number:

Parentage:
Heyer #12 x Rescue

Released by:
Agriculture Canada Research Station, Beaverlodge AB.

Date:
1975

Notes:
5cm. greenish-yellow ground, overlaid with dull red stripes, Sweet dessert. ripening end of Aug., and keeps fairly well. "Good at Jarvie, but a young tree east of Dapp killed severely 1989-90." says Manchester. H1-2.
-Edible Apples in Prairie Canada

This cultivar originated at the Morden Research Station, Agriculture Canada, bred by Dr. C. R. Ure for the Prairie Fruit Breeding Cooperative, selected in 1958 by the Beaverlodge Research Station and was released in 1975. The tree is vigorous, upright-spreading, precocious, and annually productive. It is hardy to Zone 2a, and its reaction to fire blight is still untested. The fruit is small, 5.5 cm (2"+) in diameter and slightly oblate, and matures in early season, from early to mid August. The skin is thin, green-yellow, and mostly covered with dull red stripes. The flesh is cream to yellow, tinged with pink, crisp, juicy, very sweet and full flavoured. It is fair to good for fresh eating, good for cooking, and stores well for an early summer apple.
-Prairie Apple Cultivars, Peters

Prairie Fruit Genebank