Table of Apple Cultivar Susceptibility to Quince Rust


Quince rust is a fungus disease caused by Gymnosporangium clavipes. The fungus infects fruit, but not leaves, of most apple cultivars. It infects both fruit and leaves of hawthorn. This table lists the quince rust susceptibility of numerous apple cultivars.

Apple cultivar Quince rust
susceptibility ratingz
Apple cultivar Quince rust
susceptibility ratingz
Ambrosia HS Milton R
Arkansas Black HS Mutsu R
Arlet S Northern Spy R
Baldwin R Orin R
Ben Davis R Paulared R
Braeburn S Pinova HS
Cameo HS Princess HS
Chinook S Pristine R
Cortland S Puritan S
Creston HS Quinte R
Crimson Crisp HS Redfree R
Cripps Pink (Pink Lady) R Rhode Island Greening R
Delblush S Rome Beauty HS
Delicious HS Runkel R
Empire R Sansa S
Enterprise S Scarlet O’Hara S
Fortune HS Senshu S
Fuji Red Sport #2 HS September Wonder (Fuji) HS
Gala Supreme S Shizuka HS
Ginger Gold R Spartan R
Golden Delicious S Spigold S
Golden Supreme S Spijon S
GoldRush S Stayman S
Grimes Golden R Suncrisp R
Hampshire R Sundance R
Honeycrisp R Sunrise R
Idared R Wealthy R
Jonagold S Winesap S
Jonamac S Yataka S
Jonathan R Yellow Transparent R
Lodi R York Imperial R
Macoun R Zestar! S
McIntosh R    

zR = resistant. Control needed only under high disease pressure.
S = susceptible. Control usually needed where disease is prevalent.
HS = highly susceptible. Control always needed where disease is prevalent. These cultivars should receive first priority when control is required.

See Quince Rust of Apple for more information.

Data compiled by K. S. Yoder and A. R. Biggs from personal observations and the following resources:

A Grower’s Guide to Apple Insects and Diseases in the Southeast. 1993. Alabama Cooperative Extension Service, Auburn University, Circular ANR-838. Ed. J. R. McVay, J. F. Walgenbach, E. J. Sikora, and T. B. Sutton.

Aldwinckle, H. S. 1974. Field susceptibility of 41 cultivars to cedar apple rust and quince rust. Plant Disease Reporter 58:696-699.

Biggs, A. R., Rosenberger, D. A., Yoder, K. S., Kiyomoto, R. K., Cooley, D. R., and Sutton, T. B. 2009. Relative susceptibility of selected apple cultivars to cedar apple rust and quince rust. Plant Health Progress doi:10.1094/PHP-2009-1014-01-RS.

Management Guide for Low-Input Sustainable Apple Production, A publication of the USDA Northeast LISA Apple Production Project and Cornell University, Rodale Research Center, Rutgers University, University of Massachusetts, and University of Vermont. 1990. (Apple disease management section by D. A. Rosenberger, Cornell University).