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Description

A high-quality dessert apple. Tree yields large, firm, wine-spicy fruit with a deep red color. Fruit makes a gorgeous addition to fruit bowls and gift baskets. Stores well. Cold-hardy. 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.

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Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Bloom Time Mid
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Medium
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
My Hardiness Zone ?
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

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 12 - 15' tall x 12 - 15' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 12 - 15' apart to ensure room for growth.

Pollination

This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant one of these varieties within 50' for best 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

Arrives when it's time to plant

Your success is our priority. We work hard to make sure that your order arrives at the ideal time for planting in your location based on your local climate conditions.

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Questions & Answers

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Wanted a Winesap apple.
REBECCA S on Jan 13, 2021
Best Apple for Pies & Applesause. None Better
FRANK F on Dec 29, 2020
Wanted a Winesap apple.
REBECCA S on Jan 13, 2021
Flavor! Closest in flavor, slightly tart with mild sweetness, to a variety I grew up with in Sweden.
Ellika F on Jan 3, 2021
Best Apple for Pies & Applesause. None Better
FRANK F on Dec 29, 2020
Wanted a Winesap apple variety compatable with my growing zone.
Kevin M on Nov 27, 2020
Taste
Sandra J on Jun 3, 2020
The Winesap apple is one of my favorites and not easy to find for purchase. I like the crispness and sweetness of the apple.
Julie M on Mar 27, 2020
Kansas tree with proven reliability
Lloyd W on Mar 23, 2020
Best apple pie ever!
Amiane B on Mar 14, 2020
ORDERING FOR A FRIEND - IT'S WHAT THEY WANTED
wayne w on Mar 10, 2020
delicious and cold hardy
christine w on Mar 8, 2020
We use this for apple butter.
David P on Mar 2, 2020
My father had and loved this type of tree. The one we do have is diseased and only produced one or two apples last year and then the seeds from these apples didn't produce so I ordered two trees to replace this one so that we can have apples for years to come
Carol R on Feb 26, 2020
Please label this tree with the rootstock used.
WILLIAM D on Feb 10, 2020
Have a very old one and can???t get a start off it. Will end up cutting it down as most of it is rotten
Carol R on Dec 6, 2019
I love Winesap apples. They have a crisp tart/sweet flavor that is delicious. I have two other Winesap trees ( still waiting for them to bloom ~ New England had a massive gypsy moth caterpillar plague a few years ago and it really damaged my trees ). We ordered several other varieties of apple trees, but this variety is one of my favorites.
Cheryl C on Jun 8, 2019
It is in the pollination zone compatible with Macoun and makes a great pie.
Denise M on Apr 29, 2019
My father grows them
tighe c on Apr 28, 2019
Flavor! Closest in flavor, slightly tart with mild sweetness, to a variety I grew up with in Sweden.
Ellika F on Jan 3, 2021
Wanted a Winesap apple variety compatable with my growing zone.
Kevin M on Nov 27, 2020
What is the size of the tree when it arrives ?
Valerie B on Dec 29, 2020
BEST ANSWER: When shipped, regular trees are about 3-4' tall and/or with a 3/8" or larger trunk diameter. A Stark?? Supreme Tree is one of the season's top-grade, bare-root trees that gives you a head start on growing. When Supreme trees are shipped, they are about 4-5' tall and/or with a 5/8" or larger trunk diameter.
Can the starks Cox orange pipin apple tree pollinate the Stayman winesap?
Ruth G on Dec 27, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately no, the Stayman winesap is a mid season bloomer and the Cox orange pippin is an early season bloomer so these are not adequate for pollination.
Will two Stayman Winesap pollinate each other?
Joyce E on May 18, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The same variety cannot pollinate itself. You will need another apple variety with a similar bloom time in order for good pollination to occur.

One species cannot pollinate another; for example, a plum cannot pollinate an apple, and a pear cannot pollinate a peach. A fruit tree that requires a pollinator needs a different variety of the same species that has a similar bloom time.
what dwarfing rootstock is this grafted onto?........the mature height suppose to be only 12-15 feet
Ron S on May 14, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. We use several different rootstocks, depending upon the desired result and what is available. For that reason, we're unable to guarantee a specific rootstock.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Please tell me what rootstock was used for my winesap?
Katharine D on Apr 27, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. We use several different rootstocks, depending upon the desired result and what is available. For that reason, we're unable to guarantee a specific rootstock.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
How long before a stayman winesap produces?
Carolyn M on Jan 13, 2021
Bought a jonathon apple to pollinate a staymen winesap ! Your sending a westfield seek no further ! Will this pollinate a winesap?
Patsy T on Apr 17, 2020

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Tasty apples , trees seem to struggle with powdery mildew a bit. Fruit cracking at the crown too. Fairly precocious high sugar apple that should make fine cider when we get a big enough crop. The PM hasn't been horrible but it is pretty much the only tree in the orchard that shows any sign of the disease so I worry about it.
May 4, 2016
Purchased
over 6 years ago
Great tree
The tree arrived quickly and grew nicely right away. 14 months later it has leafed out significantly and sent new branches out. No blooms or apples yet but the tree is still young so I'm not worried about that. Stayman apples are the BEST.
May 22, 2016
Purchased
over 5 years ago