Accession Name:
Rescue

Accession Number:

Parentage:
Blushed Calville sdlg

Released by:
Agriculture Canada Research Station, Scott, SK.

Date:
1933

Notes:
Fruit 3.5cm, yellow-green with carmine red blush. Dessert, canning. and juice.
Slow to brown. Soon goes mealy. Productive, and keeps quite well if picked when ripening. Manchester notes: "Some tree-ripened fruits become translucent and very sweet. Sure to give satisfaction with Heyer 12 or Dauphin as pollinator.
Worthy of planting everywhere." Named following the rescue of a
little scionwood after an orchard raid at Scott. No tolerance to chlorosis. "Obsolete, but was a good one." says Coutts. Tested as Scott #1. FB1-2. H1.
-Edible Apples in Prairie Canada

It originated at the Scott Experimental Station, Agriculture Canada, was tested as Scott #1, and introduced in 1933. The tree is moderately vigorous, rounded to spreading, and annually productive. It is hardy to Zone 1, and moderately resistant to fire blight. The fruit is medium large in size, 3.5 cm (1 2") in diameter, round ovate, and matures in mid to late August. The skin is thin, greenish-yellow well-washed and striped with dull red. The flesh is yellowish-white, firm, crisp, sub acid and sweet with a pleasant flavour. It is good for fresh eating, juicing and canning but goes mealy quickly. It stores for only 3 weeks. It is also very useful as an ornamental because of profuse bloom.
-Prairie Apple Cultivars, Peters

Introduced by the Experimental Farm, Scott, Saskatchewan, it has proved to be one of the hardier apple-crabs, showing only a trace of injury in Zones 5 and 6A in most years.
-Hort Facts, Nelson, 1976

 

 

 

A very hardy, bright red striped, productive crabapple with crisp, tasty fruit; good for fresh use or canning. Susceptible to fireblight.
-Hort Facts, Stushnoff, 1985


Prairie Fruit Genebank