A Vibrant, Early-Coloring Successor to MAIA-1
The Midwest Apple Improvement Association (MAIA) proudly presents MAIA-Mitchell, an advanced and more vibrant coloring strain of its groundbreaking predecessor, MAIA-1. This revolutionary chili red apple boasts an impressive color, which begins developing up to 8 weeks earlier than MAIA-1, with up to 88% of the apple displaying its stunning hue. It ripens approximately the same time as MAIA-1.
Consumers can expect the same exceptional qualities found in MAIA-1, including a superior crunchy texture, maximum juiciness, and unparalleled flavor. Discovered by Bill Pitts in Wayne County, NY, in 2018, MAIA-Mitchell emerged as a limb mutation in a commercial orchard. With a patent pending (USPTO Application Number 18130019), MAIA-Mitchell’s fruit, which meets strict quality standards, will be marketed as EverCrisp®.
MAIA-Mitchell trees will be available in limited supply from MAIA-licensed nurseries. Please contact your local nursery for availability.
A Look Back at MAIA-1 (EverCrisp®)
MAIA-1, marketed as EverCrisp®, was first released by MAIA in 2014, following the successful controlled cross between Honeycrisp and Fuji apples. This innovative variety set the stage for future advancements in apple cultivation. The original MAIA-1 seedling tree can be found in Wabash, Indiana.
About Midwest Apple Improvement Association (MAIA)
Established in the mid-1990s, MAIA was founded with the vision of creating apple varieties specifically tailored to the climate and challenges faced by Midwest growers. The organization also aimed to foster a strong membership community for apple growers of all sizes, extending its reach beyond the Midwest to a global scale. Today, MAIA proudly represents over 1,100 members with more than 3.5 million trees spanning the United States, Canada, and other international locations.
For more information, contact:
Bill Dodd – MAIA President