Centennial Crab

Lineage: Dolgo x Wealthy
Introduced by: Excelsior (1957)

Notes: Fruit 4cm striped. Dessert. Tends to biennial bearing. Ref F&N. (Tested as Minnesota #1472)
-Edible Apples in Prairie Canada

It originated at the University of Minnesota, Excelsior, and introduced in 1957. The tree is very productive annually, and moderately resistant to fire blight. The fruit is medium large, 4.0-4.5 cm (12-1¾") in diameter, round conic, long stemmed, with a narrow shallow stem cavity and flat basin; and it matures in mid season from searly to mid September. The skin is orange-yellow, fully striped and overlaid with red with corky lenticels, and covered with a medium purplish bloom. The flesh is yellow, crisp, tender juicy and mildly acid. It is very good for fresh eating and cooking, especially sauce.
-Prairie Apple Cultivars, Peters

Prairie Fruit Genebank