Apples are self-sterile and require an alternate pollinator to produce fruit. Be sure to select compatible pollinator varieties.

Apple trees require full sun and moist, well-drained soil. They will not fare well in overly wet sites, nor tolerate drought. Mulch the base of the tree to maintain soil temperature and moisture. Prune annually to promote airflow, remove weak or crossing branches, and shape crown for maximum light penetration. Most all commercially available apples are propagated by grafting, with mature size determined by the rootstock. Be sure to cut off any suckers that emerge from the base of the tree with clean, sharp pruners.

Honeycrisp

Hardiness Zones: 4 - 7

Mature Size: 12-15' tall, 12-15' wide

Fruit: Tart, juicy, crisp. For fresh eating or cooking. Good storage. Harvest early October

Pollinators: Winecrisp, Snow Sweet

 

Winecrisp

Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8

Mature Size: 12-15' tall, 12-15' wide

Fruit: Crisp, sweet, and juicy, excellent for fresh eating or baking. Good storage quality. Harvest early - mid October.

Pollinators: Honeycrisp, Snow Sweet

 

Snow Sweet

Hardiness Zones: 4 - 7

Mature Size: 12-15' tall, 12-15' wide

Fruit: Sweet and slightly tart. Flesh is slow to turn brown when exposed to air, making it a good choice for salads and served fresh in desserts. Short storage life. Harvest mid - late September.

Pollinators: Honeycrisp, Winecrisp

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