An attractive, highly disease-resistant apple, ideal for organic growers.
Dayton Apple Scionwood (Spring 2023)
An excellent disease-resistant, backyard apple. Also known as Co-op 21.
Developed for disease resistance, Dayton is very grower friendly and suitable for organic cultivation. It is resistant to fireblight and mildew, field immune to scab, and only slightly susceptible to cedar-apple rust. The tree is upright, vigorous, productive, and a reliable cropper.
Ripening early in the season, the attractive, glossy red fruit hangs well on the tree, but should be eaten soon after harvest as it does not store for more than a month. Crisp to the bite, Dayton is a delicious sweet-tart apple in the style of Honeycrisp.
This tree is named after Daniel F. Dayton, who led the disease-resistant apple breeding program for many years at the University of Illinois. Its parents are breeding selections whose ancestry includes Rome Beauty, Melba, Wealthy, and Jonathan.
|Quantity||Dayton Apple Scion|
Subcategory: Disease-Resistant, Hot-Climate
Fruit Uses & Storage
Uses: fresh eating, baking
Storage duration: less than one month (approximate, depending on storage conditions)
Skin color: red
Flesh color: yellow
Parentage: NJ 123249 x PRI 1235-100
Introduced in: 1988
Introduced by: Purdue, Rutgers, Illinois Universities
Calendar & Geography
USDA zones: 5 - 8
Chill hours: Not yet determined
Ripening date: Aug 18 (approximate, in New York State) 28 days before McIntosh
Diseases & Pests
Apple Scab: Immune
Cedar-Apple Rust: Susceptible
Powdery Mildew: Resistant
Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of Dayton Apple. Please see our Pollenizer Search to run other queries and read how the application uses various factors. Also read more about fruit tree pollination.
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|Wolf River Apple||0|
|Williams' Pride Apple||0|
|Wickson Crab Apple||0|
|White Winter Pearmain Apple||0|
|Virginia Crab Apple||0|
|Spitzenburg Esopus Apple||0|
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