Norkent (PF51)

Lineage: Haralson x Rescue
Released by: Agriculture Canada Research Station, Morden MB 1974

Fruit 6-7cm, light green, streaked red on exposed surfaces. Round with very small, shallow lipped and russeted cavity. Basin small and shallow. Flesh greenish. Lenticels small but prominent at basin. Entire fruit may be russeted. Texture crisp. Skin a little tough. Juicy sweet and aromatic. Good cooking, excellent dessert. Matures early to mid-sept. Storage 3 months plus (frts maintain firmness, but lose color and taste.) pick when fully ripe. Strong frame, and exceptionally vigorous. FB2
-Edible Apples in Prairie Canada

Originated at the Morden Research Station, Agriculture Canada, by C. R. Ure for the Prairie Fruit Breeding Cooperative, selected as P. A. 13 by the University of Alberta, Edmonton, tested as PF51, and introduced for commerce by the Beaverlodge Research Station in 1990. The tree is moderately vigorous, rounded, and has a strong framework It is hardy to zone 2b but is moderately resistant to fire blight and susceptible to cankers. The fruit is medium large, 6-7cm (2.5-3") in diameter, round to oblong with a shallow stem cavity and shallow basin. It matures in early to mid September. The skin is moderately thick, light green base, streaked and washed with several shades of red with lighter lenticels. The flesh is greenish white, very crisp, aromatic and with a pleasant nutty flavour. It is very good to excellent for fresh eating, good for cooking and juicing, and stores for 14 weeks but looses its flavour towards the end. Note: The cultivars >Norda= and >Norkent= which are presently on the market, are nearly if not completely identical. It is unlikely that two crosses so diverse could be so similar in all aspects. The mix up may go back to the original material sent for testing. Do not pick early . The fruit must mature fully to develop full flavour.
-Prairie Apple Cultivars, Peters

Prairie Fruit Genebank