Although similar to the well known Empire, superior scab and disease resistance make Priscilla the much preferred choice for the home owner. In fact, Richard Fahey of Oxford, NY, claims that in his no spray orchard of over 400 apple varieties, Priscilla boasts the best all around resistance to diseases and insects, as well as being the most consistently productive. Shiny, red-blushed fruit with crisp aromatic yellow flesh is good for fresh eating and cooking. Will keep into mid-winter.
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Besides selecting the most disease resistant varieties, there are
a few simple things to do to have better apples.