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Dayton Apple on G.11 (Spring 2024)


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.

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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.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

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

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating, baking
Storage duration: less than one month (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: yellow

Fruit Origins

Parentage: NJ 123249 x PRI 1235-100
Origin: Indiana
Introduced in: 1988
Introduced by: Purdue, Rutgers, Illinois Universities

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 8
Chill hours: Not yet determined
Ripening date: Aug 18 (approximate, in New York State) 28 days before McIntosh

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: G.11 Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Dwarf (25% of Standard)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 8'
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

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

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid
Rootstock size class: Dwarf (25% of Standard)

Pollination Partners

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