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Pristine(R) Apple

Pristine(R) Apple

Pristine® Apple

Malus domestica 'Pristine®'

Grandpa's Nature Friendly™ Pristine® is one of the best early disease resistant varieties for the garden. It is a very early ripening yellow apple that resembles Yellow Transparent in appearance, but is much firmer, less acid, and better eating. The fruit is yellow, very smooth, and attractive. It keeps well on and off the tree for several weeks. The fruit is tasty and quite firm and crisp for being so early. It ripens early in August, just after Lodi.

Pristine® Apple Pricing

Item # Description Price
2339 Pristine(R) Apple on Semi-Standard (Bud 118) root, Extra Large 5/8" up caliper grade $23.99 Add Add to Cart
3048 Pristine(R) Apple on Dwarf (Bud 9) root, Medium 7/16" - 1/2" caliper grade $23.99 Add Add to Cart


10-16 Feet



10-14 Feet

USDA Hardiness Zone 5-8


Malus domestica 'Pristine®'
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Pristine® is immune to apple scab, and moderately resistant to fire blight. It also has resistance to cedar apple rust and powdery mildew. Pristine® is a very early bearing tree and will produce prodigious crops of medium-small apples if not thinned early and heavily. It is one of the easiest of trees to take care of. It blooms late in the season, so pollinate with other late blooming varieties.


A Little History about Pristine® Apple

Pristine® is another of the famous disease resitant varieties to come out of the "Co-op" program. It was introduced as Co-op 32 in 1994 by Purdue.

Malus domestica 'Pristine®' Characteristics & Attributes

Bloom Character
Late blooming
Pollinizer needed
Thin early for size
Thin heavily for size
Disease Resistance
Fire Blight Resistance
Mildew resistance
Bacterial spot tolerant
Cedar Rust Resistance
Fruit Characteristics
Medium size fruit
Growth Rate/Habit
Average vigor
Early to bear
Spreading habit
Harvest Period
Early season
Early summer
Other Attributes
Sub-acid flavor
Keeps well
Grandpa's Nature Friendly™
Site Requirements
Full Sun
Winter hardy
Skill Required
Easy to grow
Cooking or baking
Good for pies
Good for sauce
Canning or freezing
High dessert quality