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Description

One of the first commercially popular apple varieties! A dependable producer, this tree bears medium-size fruit that is firm and delicately aromatic. The skin is yellow with splashes of bright red. The fruit keeps well and is used for fresh eating, baking, and sauce making. Antique variety, originates from the United States, circa 1800s. Cold-hardy. Ripens in late September. Best pollinators: Granny Smith, Stark® Jon-A-Red® Jonathan or Starkrimson® Red Delicious.

Characteristics

Bloom Color Pink, Red, White
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Pollination Pollinator Needed
Ripens/Harvest Late September-early October
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Mildly Subacid
Texture Firm, Coarse
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 3 - 7

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 3 - 7
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 12 - 15' tall x 12 - 15' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 12 - 15' apart to ensure room for growth.

Recommended Pollinators

This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Our experts recommend planting one of the following within 50' for optimum pollination.

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Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow apple trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

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Antique variety
Christopher D on Jun 20, 2016
Love the flavor of this great apple.
KATHRYN W on Jun 2, 2016
Antique variety
Christopher D on Jun 20, 2016
Good for fresh eating, and heirloom variety.
DAVID S on Jun 5, 2016
Love the flavor of this great apple.
KATHRYN W on Jun 2, 2016
Climate zone compatibility 3A
Chris Y on Apr 27, 2016
Good for fresh eating, and heirloom variety.
DAVID S on Jun 5, 2016
Climate zone compatibility 3A
Chris Y on Apr 27, 2016

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Trees for Alaska.
Growing great the first 1year. Living on Kodiak island. We don't get a super harsh winter. But so far so good.
June 16, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Second year for bare root tree
I received my bare root tree early in the summer of 2015. It is now thriving and 7 to 8 feet tall. I will have my first apples (3) this fall and can't wait to try them.
August 14, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing faster than Gala and Red Delicious
Planted two semi-dwarf, along with a Gala and a Red Delicious. They were all the same size when planted, but the Ben Davis are crushing the other two as far as growth - way way bigger in their second year of growing, and they are all in similar spots as far as light, soil, etc. I'm hoping to get the first (small) crop of apples starting next year.
August 23, 2016
Ben Davis Apple Tree
Tree arrived in great shape. I planted it next to a gaia apple tree and it is blooming and doing great.
Thanks! Great tree and product.
June 14, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
time will tell
so far, so good. but always have had to fight deer and rabbits.
May 16, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Ben Davis Apple
I planted the Ben Davis Apple tree last season. It bloomed this spring and has about 3 dozen apples on it. It appears to be very healthy so far.
May 8, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago