Pristine

Flavor: Spicy, tangy

Approximate Ripening: Mid-late July

Uses: All purpose; excels for eating out of hand

Trivia: Released by PRI (Purdue-Rutgers-Illinois) in 1995

Notes: Arguably the best summer apple for eating out of hand.  The soft, melting flesh has a very distinct, mouth-clearing aftertaste.  Starts a pale green-yellow and matures to bright yellow, sometimes with a  little orange blush where kissed by the sun.