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Synonym: Co-op 30

Parentage: PRI 1661-2 x PRI 1661-1

Color: Dull dark red on green-yellow

Harvest: Early October

Fruit: A large round and regular shaped apple. The cavity is shallow to medium in depth, small, and somewhat narrow with a short to medium stem that is often green. The basin is generally narrow and deep and may be slightly furrowed. The calyx is medium in size and slightly open. The lenticels are small, distinct, white to light tan-colored, few in number, and may be slightly raised to the touch. The surface has a light coating of "bloom" and is somewhat waxy. Generally resistant to russet, but occasionally shows a minor amount in the cavity. Fruit color very well in this area (usually better than 80% surface red) even when warmer temperatures occur near harvest. Polishes to a brighter finish but is subject to scarfskin that can detract from its appearance. The cream-white flesh is firm and juicy, but only moderately crisp at full maturity. The flavor is tart at early harvest (S.I. 3 to 4), but becomes moderate to weakly acidic and slightly sweet at late harvest (S.I. 6) or out of storage. Enterprise has a rather tough skin that reduces its acceptability for eating out-of-hand. Fruit have a high soluble solids level (about 14 %) at harvest. Storage life appears to be at least 4 months. Fruit are not prone to drop, but do develop a greasy skin as harvest is delayed and within 3 –4 days at room temperature after removing from regular storage. Fruit are susceptible to calcium related disorders such as cork spot and bitter pit. Fruit are immune to apple scab and moderately resistant to bitter rot.

Tree: One of the most vigorous trees in our NE183 planting with a spreading canopy that is somewhat dense. Has had the highest cumulative yield over 4 seasons among all the cultivars at this site. Blooms early mid-season. Good resistance to mildew, cedar apple rust, and fire blight. Appears to be susceptible to low soil pH disorders such as internal bark necrosis (apple measles).

Market Potential: Good: retail and wholesale market; processing

           

        


Last Modified: 3/25/2008
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