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Pixie Crunch® Apple on B.118 (Spring 2023)


A sweet little jewel of an apple that children love. Also known as co-op 33.

Ripening in mid-September, Pixie Crunch® is field immune to apple scab, fairly resistant to fire blight, but suscepible to cedar-apple rust and powdery mildew. The tree is spreading with a spindly tendency that will require thoughtful pruning. Fruit should be thinned to maintain annual bearing.

This apple is the perfect size for little hands. Dr. Jules Janick, horticulturalist at Purdue University writes: "It has a terrific flavor. People tell me its their favorite apple. . . . Apples get too big. Who wants to eat an apple that weights half a pound?" Having Golden Delicious and Rome Beauty in its ancestry, Pixie Crunch is a deep red jewel with yellowish flesh that is sweet, rich, and spicy. The texture is exceptionally crisp and breaking, comperable to Honeycrisp. This apple is perfect for home gardens and U-pick orchards.

Pixie Crunch® is one of the many scab-resistant varieties developed by Purdue, Rutgers, and Illinois Universities. The cross of two breeding selections was made in 1971 and the selection was made in 1978.

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Ripening in mid-September, Pixie Crunch® is field immune to apple scab, fairly resistant to fire blight, but suscepible to cedar-apple rust and powdery mildew. The tree is spreading with a spindly tendency that will require thoughtful pruning. Fruit should be thinned to maintain annual bearing.

This apple is the perfect size for little hands. Dr. Jules Janick, horticulturalist at Purdue University writes: "It has a terrific flavor. People tell me its their favorite apple. . . . Apples get too big. Who wants to eat an apple that weights half a pound?" Having Golden Delicious and Rome Beauty in its ancestry, Pixie Crunch is a deep red jewel with yellowish flesh that is sweet, rich, and spicy. The texture is exceptionally crisp and breaking, comperable to Honeycrisp. This apple is perfect for home gardens and U-pick orchards.

Pixie Crunch® is one of the many scab-resistant varieties developed by Purdue, Rutgers, and Illinois Universities. The cross of two breeding selections was made in 1971 and the selection was made in 1978.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Disease-Resistant, Cold-Hardy, Hot-Climate

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating
Storage duration: one to three months (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: yellow

Fruit Origins

Parentage: PCF 2-134 x PRI 669-205
Origin: Indiana
Introduced in: 2004
Introduced by: Purdue, Rutgers, Illinois Universities

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 4 - 8
Chill hours: Not yet determined
Ripening date: Sep 20 (approximate, in New York State) + 5 days after McIntosh

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: B.118 Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Semi-Standard (90% of Standard)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 24'
Good for wildlife planting? Y

Diseases & Pests

Fireblight: Resistant
Powdery Mildew: Susceptible
Apple Scab: Immune
Cedar-Apple Rust: Susceptible

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 4
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid
Rootstock size class: Semi-Standard (90% of Standard)

Pollination Partners

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