Originated at the Morden Research Station, Agriculture Canada, by C. R. Ure for the Prairie Fruit Breeding Cooperative, selected as P. A. 13 by the University of Alberta, Edmonton, tested as PF51, and introduced for commerce by the Beaverlodge Research Station in 1990. The tree is moderately vigorous, rounded, and has a strong framework. It is hardy to zone 2b but is moderately resistant to fire blight and susceptible to cankers. The fruit is medium large, 6-7cm (2.5-3″) in diameter, round to oblong with a shallow stem cavity and shallow basin. It matures in early to mid September. The skin is moderately thick, light green base, streaked and washed with several shades of red with lighter lenticels. The flesh is greenish white, very crisp, aromatic and with a pleasant nutty flavour. It is very good to excellent for fresh eating, good for cooking and juicing, and stores for 14 weeks but looses its flavour towards the end. Note: The cultivars >Norda= and >Norkent= which are presently on the market, are nearly if not completely identical. It is unlikely that two crosses so diverse could be so similar in all aspects. The mix up may go back to the original material sent for testing. Do not pick early . The fruit must mature fully to develop full flavour.

Origin: Alberta

Hardiness: Hardiest

Ripening: Mid-Late

Size: Large


Taste: Crisp and Sweet

Uses: Dessert and Juice

Rating: 8


Photo by Vic Johanson