Norkent Apple may be one of the best tasting prairie hardy apples that we can grow. It is sweet, crisp, aromatic apple with a pleasant apple/pear flavour. It is excellent for fresh eating but also good for cooking and juicing. This thick skinned apple averages 7-8cm in diameter and matures around mid September. It is a precocious apple and can start fruiting as young as 3 years old. The apples can keep up to 3 months in cold storage, but it is known to lose flavour as it ages. 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 meters (18 feet)
Spread: 4 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’