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Sheepnose Apple

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Description

Also called black gilliflower apple

A prized apple for baking and desserts! This tree bears large, uniquely oblong fruit with a deep, black-red skin when fully ripe. Flesh is crisp and white with a mildly sweet flavor and a pleasant aroma. Antique variety, originates from Connecticut, circa 18th century. Cold-hardy. Ripens in late September. Best pollinators: any Golden Delicious or Cripps Pink.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Large
Pollination Pollinator Needed
Ripens/Harvest September To October
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Rich Sweet
Texture Firm
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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Tartest apple I know. More apple taste less sugar taste
Anthony Y on Apr 28, 2016
Tartest apple I know. More apple taste less sugar taste
Anthony Y on Apr 28, 2016
My husband talked about this apple for years as a fond memory, wanted to plant it in memorial to him
Patricia B on Apr 24, 2016
My husband talked about this apple for years as a fond memory, wanted to plant it in memorial to him
Patricia B on Apr 24, 2016

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Pick at the proper time
Sheepnose or Black Gilliflower is great when picked at just the right time. If left on the tree too late, they become dry. We use it for general purposes; pies, eating fresh, and adding to cider blends. In my experience this apple shows good disease resistance.
May 30, 2016
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