Grandpa's Rome-like Rezista®
Malus domestica 'Grandpa's Rome-like Rezista®'
- » Grandpa's Rome-like Rezista® is a scab resistant apple hardy to Zone 4.
Grandpa's Rome-like Rezista® is an attractive bright red and yellow bi-colored apple. It is large in size. The fruit is finely textured, juicy, and sweet tart with a slightly spicy taste. It stores and holds well on and off the tree. Harvest in early to mid-October. it is reported to be hardy to Zone 4.
Rezista® fruit varieties, which were bred in Europe recently, are unique for their disease resistances and tolerances for many of the most common apple diseases, including apple scab, mildew, fire blight, and bacterial canker. In some varieties, apple scab resistance is provided by multiple genes, which offer much improved and longer lasting resistance to apple scab. Most current "scab-resistant" apple varieties rely on a single gene to provide resistance. Research in Europe has shown that scab resistance provided by a single gene can be overcome by mutations in the strains of apple scab present in a grower's orchard. The Rezista® apple varieties were bred to provide when possible multiple gene resistance and promise to provide better and much longer lasting resistance.