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Disease-Resistant Apple Tree Collection

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These apple trees were specifically selected for their disease-resistance to issues like scab, mildew, rust, and blight. They will also all pollinate one other, so we’ve made it easy as pie to grow your own apples at home. Plus, you’ll get a discounted price when purchasing a collection compared to purchasing the plants individually.

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Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 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.

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.

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Why did you choose this?
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Disease resistant
Brent C on Mar 5, 2020
Have had problems with disease before.
Joseph R on Feb 28, 2020
Disease resistant
Brent C on Mar 5, 2020
Disease resistant
TOM A on Mar 1, 2020
Have had problems with disease before.
Joseph R on Feb 28, 2020
Purchased this because I live in an are heavily infested with cedar rust and need all the help I can get with it, otherwise I would have ordered heavily historical varieties with a story. As much as I like that idea, disease resistance has to be number 1 and I like the varieties in this selection. I also REALLY like that Star Bros also did the cross-pollination issue out for me with this collection!
Debbie M on Feb 13, 2020
Disease resistant, suited for my location.
Robin S on Feb 12, 2020
I wanted an apple tree that was resistant to cedar apple rust as we live in a wooded area with a lot of Cedar trees. I also wanted an apple that was good for eating and cooking
BEVERLY W on May 6, 2018
We wanted to plant 3 trees and disease resistant is important. I have a mature apple which is dying from cedar rust. So this made it simple.
Barry N on Apr 29, 2018
We have a small homestead, and while we are not certified organic do we follow mostly organic methods. It's very difficult the raise apples here in the northeastern US without relying heavily on sprays. Various university studies suggest it can be done, if one starts with the newer disease resistant varieties. I found the varieties in this collection mentioned in several studies and decided this might be a good starting point.
Calvin M on Feb 4, 2017
wanted apple trees that wont get diseases
RICHARD S on Oct 5, 2016
cost effective disease resistant collection
alan r on Mar 26, 2016
Disease resistant
TOM A on Mar 1, 2020
Purchased this because I live in an are heavily infested with cedar rust and need all the help I can get with it, otherwise I would have ordered heavily historical varieties with a story. As much as I like that idea, disease resistance has to be number 1 and I like the varieties in this selection. I also REALLY like that Star Bros also did the cross-pollination issue out for me with this collection!
Debbie M on Feb 13, 2020
I want to order the resistant group variety but I don't see where I can pick the size?
Sharon C on Jan 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The collections are only available in specific sizes. The Disease-Resistant Apple Tree Collection includes a dwarf Enterprise, a dwarf GoldRush and a Jonafree semi-dwarf.
Planted 3 disease resistant apple trees 2 months ago, the jonafree and goldfish both have rust, why?
Jerry W on May 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Please remember that 'disease-resistant' doesn't mean 'disease-free'. If you have cedar trees in the area, even a resistant variety can develop rust, just not as readily as a susceptible variety would. It's also important to note that Jonafree is only less susceptible to rust compared to other Jonathans (which tend to be fairly susceptible) and GoldRush is resistant to scab and mildew, not resistant to rust.
How long from planting will these semi0-dwarf apples trees take to bear fruit?
Penny on Mar 1, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. You can find the years-to-bear information in the Characteristics section, near the top of the page, underneath the description. This tree takes 3-4 years to bear.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
what varieties are included?
Arlene G on Aug 18, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The varieties for next season haven't yet been determined. Last season the varieties were Jonafree, GoldRush and Enterprise.
Is a honey crisp apple tree self pollinating?
Happy W on Mar 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No, it will require a pollinating apple tree of a different variety. Here is a whole page full of proper pollinators for Honeycrisp: ://
Do these pollinate each other?
Ratkins831 on Jan 29, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes. We have specially selected trees in all of our Collections so that the pollination is "built in."
If I plant two Lodi trees, will they pollinate each other?
Also, If a tree (Cortland) is compatible in zones 4 - 6, will it thrive in zone 7A?
MELISSA M on Feb 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question, Melissa. Two apple trees of the same variety will not pollinate one another; you need a different apple variety with a similar blooming time that is planted nearby. A tree that is suited for zones 4-6 will not do well in zone 7a; it's too warm. This tree requires a certain number of days/hours below a certain temperature in order to go dormant and restart its production cycle. The tree will survive in your zone, but will not produce much, if any, fruit.

Customer Reviews

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If you want a great start this is the place to get it. Planted so many trees before I found this site. Can't believe the quality deference, the others are nowhere close to stark Bro's.
March 5, 2016
over 4 years ago
Apple trees
Tough trees. I thought I was going to loose the 3 trees I planted last year because of rabbits damaging the base but I smeared the damaged bark with pruning tar and they are blooming like nothing happened. So far so good. Now I will prepare them from the sicada war.
May 12, 2016
over 5 years ago
Great collection
Planted these in sprint of 2016 as wel and all are growing well. Care was minimal - some mulch and watering for the first few months. Since then just reapplication of mulch and nothing else.

They have nearly double in size and even got some blooms on them this year.
May 13, 2017
over 3 years ago
They all are doing very well....very little apple cedar rust.
All the trees are doing very well. Now when apple cedar rust is prevalent these trees show very little damage as compared to others in my yard. Looking forward to when they actually produce apples!
July 13, 2018
over 2 years ago
So far so good
I bought the disease resistant apple collection in the spring of 2016. The trees arrived in good condition and I planted them within two days of receiving them, following the included instructions.After planting them, the weather turned off unseasonably hot and dry so I mulched them and put 5 gallon buckets with holes by them and kept them watered until the weather straightened out. They did not grow much the first summer but have really taken off this year and all are growing well. Trees have stayed green and haven't seemed to have suffered from anything except a few caterpillars, which I Seven dusted.Can't wait to get my first apples from these in a few years!
May 30, 2017
over 4 years ago
All good in second year
The three trees look great. Bit of a battle during their first year here, as the Japanese beetles tried to hit them hard. Wintered well, and lots of new growth. Appear to be very healthy.
May 23, 2019
1 year ago
my apple trees
All are budding blooms of flowers just planted in april arrival well hydrated realize it may take a few yrs for apples::)))
May 16, 2017
over 2 years ago
Disease-resistant apple tree collection
Apple trees arrived in good condition, and I had no issues the first year. They have all leafed out this (second) year and appear healthy. Seems to be a very good set of apple cultivars at a good price.
May 7, 2018
over 3 years ago
Planted the trees in Spring of 2016 and they are growing well. I kept them watered and they survived the summer drought and grew well - they are coming on nicely this spring.
May 5, 2017
over 4 years ago
They’re still alive!
This is my trees second spring. Bloomed and looking healthy. So far, so good.
May 5, 2018
over 3 years ago