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Enterprise Apple

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Description

Firm and crisp, with a spicy aroma and mild tartness. Extremely disease-resistant to apple scab, cedar apple rust and fire blight; moderate resistance to powdery mildew. Keeps 5-6 months if refrigerated. Introduced circa 1993. Cold-hardy. Ripens in mid October. Best pollinators: any Golden Delicious or Starkrimson® Gala.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Large
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 Midly Tart
Texture Firm/crisp
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 4 - 7

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 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

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.

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
scab free, strong grower, early fruit production.
DENNIS C on May 7, 2017
Disease resitant to apple rust, cold hardy, and stores well
Richard N on Mar 4, 2017
scab free, strong grower, early fruit production.
DENNIS C on May 7, 2017
Great flavor profile, disease resistance, late harvest
Dennis H on Apr 24, 2017
Disease resitant to apple rust, cold hardy, and stores well
Richard N on Mar 4, 2017
For its disease resistance
Gary H on Mar 1, 2017
disease resistent
harlan b on Feb 28, 2017
Suitable for all uses: cooking and fresh eating. Disease resitant and good storage life. Wanted a good all prpose apple variety that was easy to grow.
Ron M on Feb 27, 2017
we wanted a tree that was disease resistant and don't want to use chemical sprays.
Bruce M on Jan 16, 2017
Previously had one before we moved. Was a super insect and disease resistant tree and produced large, beautiful apples!
Adam L on Jan 2, 2017
Recommended by growers for cider orchards.
Ronald B on Dec 19, 2016
Disease resistance
Myron J H on Dec 9, 2016
Cedar-rust resistance
Bryce E on Oct 31, 2016
disease resistant
BETTY G on Oct 9, 2016
Disease resistance in a good pollinator for my pink lady...
Stephen P on Sep 30, 2016
disease resistance and taste
CRAIG H on Sep 8, 2016
disease resistance
John G on Sep 7, 2016
Multi-purpose apple with disease resistance.
Martin R on Jun 6, 2016
A good choice for the home gardener.some what resistant to apple scab, cedar apple rust, fire blight and mildew
RYAN S on Jun 4, 2016
Disease resistant! I don't have a lot of time to "care" for my apple trees, and so I needed one that would pretty much grow on its own. I love that my kids can enjoy the apples without the use of pesticides and other sprays! Great tree. Thank you!
Ellory S on May 26, 2016
I won't be around forever , but I'd like to know if this tree will grow, even without sprays, after I'm gone :-)
Helen K on May 25, 2016
disease resistance and crisp
martha w on May 3, 2016
good disease resistance, size, flavor and storage
Robert M on Apr 11, 2016
Does well in our community orchard -- particularly due to CAR resistance.
Sarah R on Apr 5, 2016
My boyfriend has an enterprise here in southwest Ohio. It produced a ton of apples last year. I processed a couple of bushel baskets of them into apple butter and apple sauce and did not see a single worm. He never uses any chemicals on this tree. They are completely organic. And, they are very tasty.
terri s on Mar 24, 2016
Late ripening date
MARK G on Mar 22, 2016
Already have one, and need more like it.
Martha A on Mar 10, 2016
This was a recommended variety from my local extension as a good disease resistant variety for beginners.
Brandon A on Mar 5, 2016
Arkansas cooperative extension recommendation for Arkansas.
Kevin M on Feb 17, 2016
Great flavor profile, disease resistance, late harvest
Dennis H on Apr 24, 2017
For its disease resistance
Gary H on Mar 1, 2017
Is this variety best eaten fresh or is it also good baked or in pies?
Karen H on Mar 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I consider this apple an important ingredient for my mixture of Liberty, Enterprise
and unknown heirloom varieties grown before my ownership of my home orchard. The mixture of varieties makes a sweet, crisp apple juice and apple pies every year with little maintenance needed for blight control.
Chris
I see that a Starkcrimson Gala will pollinate this variety. Will a Grand Gala work, as well?
Brett B on Feb 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your inquiry! Yes, the Stark GrandGala will also pollinate with the Enterprise Apple.
Are there crabapple trees that can be good pollinators for the enterprise Apple tree?
Barb G on May 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this is one the best because of the quality and size of the apples: ://www.starkbros.com/products/fruit-trees/apple-trees/whitney-crabapple
Will an enterprise cross pollinate with a honeycrisp?
Amanda on May 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, Enterprise will pollinate Honeycrisp.
Will Red Rome serve as a pollinator for Enterprise Apple?
City-Boy on Mar 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will. They have a similar bloom time.
Will a liberty and a Enterprise be good pollinators for one another?
Sheba on Aug 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, Liberty and Enterprise apple trees will cross-pollinate one another.

Customer Reviews

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The most disease resistant
In November 2010, I planted 20 apple trees from Stark, 4 each of the Gala, Red Fuji, Grand Gala, Enterprise, and Empire varieties. The Enterprise has been the most disease resistant and requires the least amount of care. The Empire is also been very disease resistant and has been a heavy producer. The Grand Gala is delicious, but along with the Gala, subject to fire blight and requires more care.
March 10, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Disease Resistant
We have fire blight bad here in central MO. and I am surrounded by cedar trees ( Apple Cedar Rust problems galore ) ....Enterprise is fighting the Cedar Rust better than any other variety I have ... fire blight is killing my pear trees but the Enterprise is shrugging it off .... I have so many apples on it right now the branches are drooping to the ground .. taste so far has been ok , not on the level of Honey Crisp but ( not yucky like those store red " delicious " apples you find in the store) . Definitely recommend if you want a true disease fighter ... I'm not a big fan of " professional pruning " though , it seems to set me back at least a year or two trying to grow branches .
August 3, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Slow growing
I purchased the Enterprise because it is resistant to cedar apple rust. I purchased the tree after going to a local orchard that already had them growing to ask questions and sample some apples. This orchard has 25 acres of enterprise because of the same issues I had with cedar apple rust on their yellow delicious.

This tree seems to grow alot slower than my others. I also grow yellow delicious, empire, johnathon and honey crisp. At the rate it's growing I don't expect to get any amount of apples for another 4 years. I planted this tree 2 years ago and it won't produce it's first apple until next year, if I even choose to allow that to happen. I want the tree to grow to a decent size before producing fruit.
June 5, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Appears to be well adapted for the humid St. Louis climate
Although I've only had the tree for two growing seasons, it is growing vigorously and has no obvious diseases (unlike a Gold Rush tree, planted at the same time, which developed cedar apple rust).

However, I did have a major problem this spring when the tree began leaning, and eventually the leader and all limbs bent towards the ground - like a weeping willow - all at deer munching height. I have never seen anything like it. I saved the tree by tying it up with bamboo canes and jute twine (to great embarassment as it is growing in my front lawn). The tree eventually recovered its strength and I removed the scaffolding.

Other than that, I have had no major problems. But think twice before planting it in a public location, as like all apple trees it requires constant care, including limb spacers and twin to train the young limbs into a correct growing pattern. Lesson learned.
August 22, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
My favorite apple
My own Enterprise trees are too young to produce yet but are growing nicely on their 2nd year. The reason I got them is because we have a neighbor with an orchard and I love their Enterprise apples. They mature late but last better than anything else I have tried. They are crunchy and crisp and snappy and delish!
May 3, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Looking great
Only a little over a year since planting but the growth is really good. Waiting to harvest some apples in a few years.
June 24, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Enterprise apple
Arrived fine and growing great a year later. Can not rate the fruit because it has not yet produced.
June 6, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Enterprise Apple
The bare root stock sent is doing very well as are the other apple trees ordered from Stark Bros.
May 27, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
I bought a dwarf enterprise. I pulled it up the second year, pruned it and set it in another spot and it is growing beautiful and stout. It also loves organics.
May 30, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Healthy tree
This tree hasn't produced any fruit yet, but its health is very good in spite of the lack of rain and heat. I water my trees every other day.
June 3, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
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