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Description

Also called api apple, pomme d’api

Exquisitely attractive fruit! Tree bears crops of small fruit with a flavorful green-yellow skin and a red blush. White flesh is sweet and juicy when this apple is eaten fresh and it also makes an invigorating cider. Smooth, glossy red cheeks inspired use in decorative wreaths. Referred to as a “Christmas apple”. Antique variety, originates from France, circa 1628. Cold-hardy. Ripens in late November. Best pollinators: any Golden Delicious or Starkrimson® Gala.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Yellow
Fruit Size Small - Medium
Pollination Pollinator Needed
Ripens/Harvest Late November
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Crisp, Juicy
Texture Firm, Fine-grain
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 4 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 8
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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.

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Stark Bro's Store
They are hard to find. They make the cutest little candy apples! They taste like normal apples, but are the size of crab apples.
Richard C on Apr 27, 2016
They are hard to find. They make the cutest little candy apples! They taste like normal apples, but are the size of crab apples.
Richard C on Apr 27, 2016

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