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Description

A superior early yellow apple. This sweet, crunchy fruit features smooth skin and bruise-resistant flesh. Occasionally blushed on exposed areas. Holds several months in storage. Good for eating fresh or in desserts. Discovered in 1998 in Ohio. Ripens mid- to late-August or early September. Best pollinators: Granny Smith or any Golden Delicious. May be covered by U.S.P.P. #19007 or other patents. McLaughlin cultivar.

Characteristics

Bloom Color Red, White
Fruit Color Yellow
Fruit Size Large
Pollination Pollinator Needed
Ripens/Harvest Mid To Late August Or Early September
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet
Texture Crunchy
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 5 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
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Size & Spacing

Mature Size

The mature size of this variety depends on the version you choose to plant:
Semi-Dwarf 12 - 15' Tall X 12 - 15' Wide
Dwarf 8 - 10' Tall X 8 - 10' Wide

Recommended Spacing

The space needed for this variety to grow depends on the size you plant:
Semi-Dwarf 12 - 15'
Dwarf 8 - 10'

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.

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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Son wants green apples
Ed A on May 11, 2016
early ripen
Vivian D on Mar 26, 2016
Son wants green apples
Ed A on May 11, 2016
My wife's favorite apple. We stumbled on this variety during a yearly excursion to our "local" apple orchard in Ellijay, GA and she fell in love. I am hoping that it does well on our land.
Daniel S on Apr 1, 2016
early ripen
Vivian D on Mar 26, 2016
My wife's favorite apple. We stumbled on this variety during a yearly excursion to our "local" apple orchard in Ellijay, GA and she fell in love. I am hoping that it does well on our land.
Daniel S on Apr 1, 2016

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