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Winecrisp™ Apple on B.118 (Spring 2022)


A beautiful purple, late-season, disease-resistant dessert apple. Also known as Co-op 31.

Winecrisp™ is comes from the disease-resistant breeding program at Purdue, Rutgers, and Illinois Universities. It is field immune to scab and resistant to fireblight and powdery mildew. The Winecrisp™ in our own orchard are still quite young, but we find that they are slightly low-vigor with a spindly habit. Otherwise, they have been an outstanding addition that has extended our picking season with a dramatically colored, late-season crop. The trees are precocious and productive; they should be well thinned to maintain annual bearing.

The apple has an exotic beauty that sets it apart from glossy commercial offerings. Its deep red-purple color stands out in the orchard on a pale fall day, and it looks almost black from a distance. The skin is rough, with a matte finish that has a pleasing parchment-like feel in the hands, and the flesh is very hard, but crisp and breaking. It has a full, rich flavor with tangy notes of citrus and spice. Winecrisp™ feels solid, like it might last forever, and the fact of the matter is that it will hold up in regular cold storage for at least six months. The flavor peaks about a month after harvest, which is late October in Upstate NY. This variety also makes a great wildlife apple.

Winecrisp™ was released in 1990. Its parentage is quite distinguished: it includes Cox's Orange Pippin, Jonathan, Rome Beauty, Red Rome, and the obligatory Malus floribunda for disease resistance.

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Winecrisp™ is comes from the disease-resistant breeding program at Purdue, Rutgers, and Illinois Universities. It is field immune to scab and resistant to fireblight and powdery mildew. The Winecrisp™ in our own orchard are still quite young, but we find that they are slightly low-vigor with a spindly habit. Otherwise, they have been an outstanding addition that has extended our picking season with a dramatically colored, late-season crop. The trees are precocious and productive; they should be well thinned to maintain annual bearing.

The apple has an exotic beauty that sets it apart from glossy commercial offerings. Its deep red-purple color stands out in the orchard on a pale fall day, and it looks almost black from a distance. The skin is rough, with a matte finish that has a pleasing parchment-like feel in the hands, and the flesh is very hard, but crisp and breaking. It has a full, rich flavor with tangy notes of citrus and spice. Winecrisp™ feels solid, like it might last forever, and the fact of the matter is that it will hold up in regular cold storage for at least six months. The flavor peaks about a month after harvest, which is late October in Upstate NY. This variety also makes a great wildlife apple.

Winecrisp™ was released in 1990. Its parentage is quite distinguished: it includes Cox's Orange Pippin, Jonathan, Rome Beauty, Red Rome, and the obligatory Malus floribunda for disease resistance.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

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

Fruit Uses & Storage

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

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: purple
Flesh color: cream

Fruit Origins

Parentage: Rock 41-112 x PRI 841-103
Origin: Indiana
Introduced in: 1990
Introduced by: Purdue, Rutgers, and Illinois Universities

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 4 - 8
Chill hours: 0
Ripening date: Nov 03 (approximate, in New York State) + 49 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

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

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 3
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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