Pristine apple

Pristine apple is a hybrid cultivar of 'Co Op 10' x 'Camuzat' domesticated apples, which are descendants of the 'McIntosh' apple and the 'Starking Delicious'. This cultivar was developed and patented in the United States by the PRI disease resistant apple breeding program,[1] in Indiana, United States in 1994, for its resistance to apple scab.[2] It is susceptible to cedar-apple rust.[3]

Malus domestica 'Pristine'
'Pristine' apple, whole and sectioned
Hybrid parentage'Co Op 10' x 'Camuzat'
Origin Indiana, United States in 1994

Description & use

Tree has a biennial tendency, is diploid, with average vigor. Flowering at mid-late season. Like other domesticated apples, it is self-sterile and needs cross pollination.[1]

Gives a good crop of medium-sized yellow skinned fruits,[1] sometimes with red flush.[2] Flesh colour is also yellowish. Very good flavor for fresh eating.[1]

'Pristine' is harvested at early season[1] and is considered of very good flavor for an early harvest apple. The flavour is somewhat tart.[4] It does not keep fresh very long.[2]


  • Scab - Very resistant
  • Mildew - Some resistance
  • Fireblight - Some susceptibility
  • Cedar apple rust - Some susceptibility[1]


  3. Table of Apple Cultivar Susceptibility to the Cedar-apple Rust Fungus Gymnosporangium juniperi-virginianae, West Virginia University's Kearneysville Tree Fruit Research and Education Center
  4. Pristine® Apple, Stark Bro's, retrieved 22 December 2015

See also

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