Norkent Apple may be one of the best tasting prairie hardy apples that we can grow!
It is mildly sweet, crisp, aromatic apple with a pleasant apple/pear flavour. It is excellent for fresh eating as well as cooking and juicing. Yellow-green apple that blushes red when ripening. Fruits averages 7 to 8 cm (3") in diameter and matures around mid September. The apples can keep up to three months in cold storage, but it is known to lose flavour as it ages. It is a precocious (early bearing) apple and can start fruiting as young as three years old.
Originated at the Morden Research Station and was sent out with the Prairie Fruit Breeding Cooperative. Eventually making its home at the University of Alberta, Edmonton.
Hardiness Zone: 2
Height at Maturity: 5.5 meters (18 feet)
Spread: 4.6 meters (15 feet)
Soil Preference: Well drained
Light: Full sun
Pollination: Self-sterile (Needs another apple tree nearby for best pollination)
Latin Name: Malus 'Norkent'