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Description

A Stark Bro's Exclusive!

A time-tested favorite. Its spicy, tart flavor has been compared to wine. These dependable producers have been improved to start bearing at an even earlier age. Ripens in mid October. Best pollinators: any Golden Delicious, Stark® Jon-A-Red® Jonathan or Starkspur® Red Rome Beauty.

Note: Triploid; cannot pollinate other apple trees.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Medium
Pollination Pollinator Needed
Ripens/Harvest Mid October
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet/tart
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 5 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
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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

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

Estimated Delivery Date

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Our Promise of Satisfaction

1 Year Warranty

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
I like the flavor.
Jacqueline L S on Apr 26, 2016
The Stayman Winesap is a childhood favorite, and I was looking for a suitable substitution from Stark Brothers.
Kent E on Apr 15, 2016
I like the flavor.
Jacqueline L S on Apr 26, 2016
1. Price, 2. I have all the pollinators planted . 3. I am adding variety to my little orchard. 4. I have planted your trees in the past and have been very pleased with them.
Mark N on Apr 21, 2016
The Stayman Winesap is a childhood favorite, and I was looking for a suitable substitution from Stark Brothers.
Kent E on Apr 15, 2016
I remember Winesaps as my very favorite when I was a kid in western New York.
Being a predominantly eastern and southern variety, we don't have them here in Washington State. My friend and I were talking about apples today and I waxed nostalgic about Winesaps and decided to try to grow them here.
Chuck L on Mar 31, 2016
Still my favorite apple. Amazing taste. Only company which provides a dwarf option that I've found. Will espalier in a raised bed along with its pollinator the Stark JonARed Jonathan Apple.
Brooke S on Feb 26, 2016
Makes good jelly
Edward W on Feb 25, 2016
Familiar with apple when I maintained a very old orchard 30 years ago
Michael C on Feb 22, 2016
1. Price, 2. I have all the pollinators planted . 3. I am adding variety to my little orchard. 4. I have planted your trees in the past and have been very pleased with them.
Mark N on Apr 21, 2016
I remember Winesaps as my very favorite when I was a kid in western New York.
Being a predominantly eastern and southern variety, we don't have them here in Washington State. My friend and I were talking about apples today and I waxed nostalgic about Winesaps and decided to try to grow them here.
Chuck L on Mar 31, 2016
Is the Starkspur Winesap the original Winesap or the Stayman Winesap?
Rebekah H on Apr 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It is the original Winesap with a spur-fruiting habit – separate from the Stayman Winesap.
Are the winesap trees spur or tip bearing?
Al H on Mar 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This tree is a spur-bearing apple.
Are any of these apples low-chill hours?
Susan G on May 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Winesap requires approximately 800 chill hours.
In your experience, how susceptible is this tree to rust diseases?
Rebekah H on Apr 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Interestingly enough, it is quite resistant to rust! And yet the other 3 varieties I have planted (easy care varieties) wer en quite badly affected! Also, my red delicious was not affected at all...
And th=y are all in the same small orchard.....go figure!

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Very Healthy Tree
The Winesap survived the winter here in the NC Mountains. I am anxious to have some apples but will have to be patient a few years. Was a little unsure purchasing through the mail but it worked out super.
May 16, 2016
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