Why you should be excited
Prima is a very good fresh-eating apple and one of the earlier disease-resistant varieties to have been introduced.
The story of Prima
There’s no denying the romance of apple varieties that appeared on the scene through happenstance. Especially those with awesome names like Big Cheese, Granny Morgan or Twistbody Jersey.
ut let’s not dismiss the merits of fruit developed through the efforts of academics working on breeding the next great apple.
n 1970, the latest addition to this category was Prima, a very nice eating apple that helped organic growers by carrying natural resistance to diseases such as scab, powdery mildew and fireblight.
erhaps surpassed by later-released disease-resistant varieties, Prima remains a tasty apple that’s particularly popular in home gardens.
Bred in West Lafayette, Indiana, USA; 1970 introduction.
Flavour, aroma, texture
Firm, crisp, fine-grained and tart.
Bright red colour over a green-yellow background. Medium-sized.
When they’re available
Mid-season (usually in early October).
Quality for fresh eating
Quality for cooking
Used mainly for fresh eating.
Good (3 months or more when kept refrigerated).