Priscilla was the second variety released in the PRI (Purdue-Rutgers-Illinois) disease-resistance breeding program and still one of their best. Rarely found in catalogs anymore, perhaps because the patent ran out. This is as close as you’ll get to the dreaded Red Delicious in the OOAL CSA. But no apologies, we think it’s a very good dessert apple. Richard Fahey, long time orchardist and tester of hundreds of apple varieties, wrote to John, “Priscilla is my top recommendation for a close-to-disease-free apple that bears every year. Priscilla should be on your list—great cider!” The dark red, conical fruit has a crisp sweet flavor. Dense texture is well-suited for baking. Will keep into mid-winter.