Norland


lineage: Rescue x Melba
Introduced by: Agriculture Canada Research Station, Morden MB
Date: 1980

Notes:
Fruit 6.5cm, red blush over green-yellow. Oblong-conic, with slight ribbing. Early dessert or cooking. Excellent quality. Manchester notes: "better and hardier than Westland. but less hardy than Parkland." Drops when ripe. "Best picked for storage before fully ripe" says Sprout. Tree semi-dwarf. "Good at Unity. and a good breeder." says Coutts (1991).
-Edible Apples in Prairie Canada

A medium-sized, green-red striped summer eating apple, moderately hardy, susceptible to fireblight.
-Hort Facts, Stushnoff, 1985

Originated at the Morden Research Station, Agriculture Canada by C. R. Ure for the Prairie Fruit Breeding Cooperative, selected as W. O #6 at Scott, Saskatchewan and tested as PF 6. And released by the Morden Research Station in 1979. The tree is vigorous, upright and spreading. It is hardy to zone 2b, and susceptible to fire blight. The fruit is medium size, 6-7 cm (2 1/2") in diameter, oblong-conic and ribbed, and matures in early to mid August. The skin is greenish-yellow skin base, well washed ( 40-60%) and striped with red. The flesh is cream coloured occasionally tinged with red, slightly coarse and moderately acidic, but pleasant. It is good for fresh eating and cooking and juicing. It stores for 2 months if picked before full maturity. Note: It may suffer recurrent injury in chinook regions and northern zones if not hardened off properly
-Prairie Apple Cultivars, Peters

Prairie Fruit Genebank