Stark® Crimson Spire® Apple

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Crimson apples, crisp white flesh and tangy taste. Mature columnar trees reach about 7-8 feet in height, but only spread about 2-3 feet wide – ideal for growing in containers or small spaces. Apples grow from spurs along the trunk. Fruit is great for eating fresh and making apple juice. Ripens in September.

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Bloom Color White
Chill Hours 800 - 1500
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Ripens/Harvest September
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Tangy
Texture Crisp
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 4 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 8
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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

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 8 - 10' tall x 2 - 3' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 2 - 3' apart to ensure room for growth.


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

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Just perfect sized apples
Dolores K on Feb 12, 2021
space restrictions, needed polinator for other apple tree
cliff c on Feb 7, 2021
Just perfect sized apples
Dolores K on Feb 12, 2021
Size of tree.
Will on Feb 11, 2021
space restrictions, needed polinator for other apple tree
cliff c on Feb 7, 2021
Colonnade size
Nancy S on Feb 2, 2021
I have purchased several columnar apples in the past, they really do stay a nice narrow tree with little spreading.
Greg on Jan 31, 2021
Mary W on Jan 27, 2021
Size of tree.
Will on Feb 11, 2021
Colonnade size
Nancy S on Feb 2, 2021

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Spire Apple Trees
I ordered Stark Crimson Spire and Stark Ultra Spire Apple trees in late Winter. They were shipped a few weeks ago. FedEx delivered them 4 days later than promised. They got hung up in transit. The packing around the trees was still damp when I opened the box. I followed the directions on the web page and planted them the same day in 5 gallon pots. In two weeks they are both at the green bud stage and doing great. Thank you Stark Bros. I really have a quality product as advertised. Now let's see if I can keep them alive!!! I highly recommend Stark Bros products. A+ in my opinion.
April 8, 2021