Winecrisp, also known as Co-op 31, is a disease resistant apple released by PRI in 1990. Parentage includes Cox Orange Pippin, Newtown Pippin, Jonathan & Red Rome.
The fruit is medium to coarse grained, cream colored, firm, very crisp and breaking flesh; relatively thin, palatable skin; mildly sub-acid; spicy, full, rich flavor; juicy. Very good quality. Retains flesh texture and quality for six months or more in refrigerated storage. In the 1989 storage season, fruit quality was still very good after eight months in refrigerated storage. Some tendency to drop when ripe. Winter storage apple with flavor that peaks after one month in refrigerated storage.
Tree is moderate to heavy cropping, and single harvest. Biennial tendency after heavy cropping. Ripens mid October, two weeks after Delicious in upstate New York. Field immune to apple scab; moderately resistant to powdery mildew; moderately susceptible to cedar-apple rust, good resistance to fire blight; susceptible to Botryosphaeria rots in storage. WineCrisp™ has performed very well in hot, dry conditions and is ideal for southern growing districts.
WINECRISP TM (PP20437) TRADEMARK REGISTERED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS) IS A PATENTED VARIETY AND ANY / ALL SUBSEQUENT PROPAGATION IS RESTRICTED. UPON PURCHASE THE BUYER AGREES NOT TO RESELL, GIVE AWAY OR OTHERWISE DISTRIBUTE TREES OR PROPAGATION MATERIAL TO ANY THIRD PARTY. A royalty of $1.35 is added to the base price of this tree.