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SunCrisp® Apple Scionwood (Spring 2023)


A reliable, high-quality Cox's Orange Pippin progeny. Also known as NJ 55.

SunCrisp® is a vigorous, upright, and precocious tree. Resistant to scab but susceptible to cedar-apple rust and fireblight, this tree is very easy to grow in rust-free areas. It is also susceptible to blister spot, but this is a minor cosmetic problem that will be of concern only to commercial growers. SunCrisp® is naturally dwarfing and not spreading, making it a good choice for growers with limited space. Heavy crops will need thinning to maintain annual bearing.

This apple is a Cox's and Golden Delicious cross. It is a large apple, golden yellow with an attractive orange-red blush. Needless to say, the flesh is crisp and breaking. The flavor is an excellent blend of Golden Delicious sweetness and the complex acidity of Cox's. Storing well for up to six months, this apple continues to develop its flavor, and tasters find notes of aniseed and caramel as it matures. SunCrisp® is also an outstanding culinary apple.

SunCrisp® was developed by Dr. Fred Hough and the Rutgers University breeding program. Its pedigree includes Cox's Orange Pippin, Golden Delicious, and Cortland. The selection was made in 1971, and the cultivar was introduced in 1992.

Volume Pricing

Premiums are included in the following prices if applicable. These prices are for regular scion. Add $1 for clean scion.

Quantity SunCrisp® Apple Scion
1 $15.00
2-5 $10.00
6-10 $9.00
11-99 $8.00
100+ $7.00

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$16.00 ea.

This is the full retail price for orders of 1 scion. You can get these scion for as low as $7.00 each – see Volume Pricing above. More about Pricing & Grading.

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Clean vs. Regular

Our clean scion is harvested from trees grown on G.16, which is extremely sensitive to viruses. These trees would not have survived if the scion contained viruses. Our clean wood has not been lab tested. Regular = may contain one of the common latent viruses; this is not usually a problem and can be used with most rootstocks.

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SunCrisp® is a vigorous, upright, and precocious tree. Resistant to scab but susceptible to cedar-apple rust and fireblight, this tree is very easy to grow in rust-free areas. It is also susceptible to blister spot, but this is a minor cosmetic problem that will be of concern only to commercial growers. SunCrisp® is naturally dwarfing and not spreading, making it a good choice for growers with limited space. Heavy crops will need thinning to maintain annual bearing.

This apple is a Cox's and Golden Delicious cross. It is a large apple, golden yellow with an attractive orange-red blush. Needless to say, the flesh is crisp and breaking. The flavor is an excellent blend of Golden Delicious sweetness and the complex acidity of Cox's. Storing well for up to six months, this apple continues to develop its flavor, and tasters find notes of aniseed and caramel as it matures. SunCrisp® is also an outstanding culinary apple.

SunCrisp® was developed by Dr. Fred Hough and the Rutgers University breeding program. Its pedigree includes Cox's Orange Pippin, Golden Delicious, and Cortland. The selection was made in 1971, and the cultivar was introduced in 1992.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Hot-Climate

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating, baking, storage, sauce
Storage duration: three plus months (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: yellow
Flesh color: cream

Fruit Origins

Parentage: Golden Delicious x Cox's Orange Pippin X Cortland
Origin: New Jersey
Introduced in: 1992
Introduced by: Dr. Fred Hough; Rutgers University

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 8
Chill hours: Not yet determined
Ripening date: Oct 20 (approximate, in New York State) + 35 days after McIntosh

Diseases & Pests

Apple Blister Spot: Susceptible
Apple Scab: Resistant
Cedar-Apple Rust: Susceptible
Fireblight: Susceptible

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid

Pollination Partners

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