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Stark® Emerald Spire® Apple

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Description

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Attractive green apple with a beautiful golden blush. 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 excellent for fresh eating and homemade apple sauce. Ripens early to mid-September. Best pollinators: Stark® Crimson Spire®, Stark® Scarlet Spire®, Stark® Ultra Spire®, or Stark® Maypole Flowering Crabapple.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Green
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Pollination Pollinator Needed
Ripens/Harvest Early To Mid September
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Tart, 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 7 - 8' tall x 2 - 3' wide.

Recommended Spacing

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

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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1 Year Warranty

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Why did you choose this?
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Space restriction, pollinator, variety, living fence
CINDY V on Apr 24, 2016
I have the related colonnade tree and limited space, so this will balance the planting and be good pollinators for each other.
Kirsten on Mar 28, 2016
Space restriction, pollinator, variety, living fence
CINDY V on Apr 24, 2016
Wanted another variety of the Spire Colonnade and thought this would work well with my Scarlet Spire
Tracey B on Apr 19, 2016
I have the related colonnade tree and limited space, so this will balance the planting and be good pollinators for each other.
Kirsten on Mar 28, 2016
Needed a narrow tree
ANTHONY T on Feb 24, 2016
Wanted another variety of the Spire Colonnade and thought this would work well with my Scarlet Spire
Tracey B on Apr 19, 2016
Needed a narrow tree
ANTHONY T on Feb 24, 2016
Is this a crabapple, or are there two apples on the market called Emerald Spire?
Knox S on Dec 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question! There are indeed two Emerald Spire?? apples: one is a columnar crabapple, and the other, on which Stark Bro's owns the trademark is the Stark?? Emerald Spire?? columnar apple. Ours is a full-size green apple with a golden blush; the other Emerald Spire?? has small red apples, but is preferred more for its flowering characteristics than its fruit.
how close to the house foundation can I plant a colonnade apple tree?
Rita G on Sep 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. We wouldn't suggest planting it closer then 3' from the foundation. It is a smaller tree, but it still has a strong root system (not invasive, however).

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My Stark Emerald Spire survived its first dry winter in Colorado. The tree has put on a lot of side shoots which parallel the main stem. I laughed at my arborist's comment, "Your apple trees don't have any structure."
I look forward to having blossoms next year. I have several other columnar apples and have them all close together so I can enclose them and hand pollinate them. Thus, I hope to avoid fire blight which is very common here. Not having enjoyed a crop yet, I can't recommend this product - maybe next year.
May 16, 2017
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