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Stark® Little Jewel Apple

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A taste that sparkles! Medium-small fruit packs perfectly in lunch boxes and the thin skin means you won’t have to peel it. The sweet, fruity flavor persists in each crisp bite – no more half-eaten apples! Productive tree is a heavy bearer. Originates from Angers, France. Introduced in 1993. Disease-resistant to apple scab. Ripens in mid-to-late October. Pollinator required: Choose another apple variety like Honeycrisp, Stark® GrandGala™, or Stark® Jon-a-Red™ Jonathan. P6 R28-39 cultivar


Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Small - Medium
Pollination Pollinator Needed
Ripens/Harvest Mid-october
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet
Texture Firm, Crisp
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 5 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 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

The mature size of this variety depends on the version you choose to plant:
Semi-Dwarf 12 - 15' Tall X 12 - 15' Wide
Dwarf 8 - 10' Tall X 8 - 10' Wide

Recommended Spacing

The space needed for this variety to grow depends on the size you plant:
Semi-Dwarf 12 - 15'
Dwarf 8 - 10'

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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Like the size of this apple.
Rosemaey W on May 23, 2018
Like the size of this apple.
Rosemaey W on May 23, 2018
Later season ripening for my deer food plot. Hopefully a heavy producer as per the description .
Max R on May 21, 2018
Later season ripening for my deer food plot. Hopefully a heavy producer as per the description .
Max R on May 21, 2018
Would Stark Little Jewel Apple & Starkrimson Gala pollinate each other?
Todd on Jun 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Starkrimson Gala is an early-midseason bloomer; Little Jewel is midseason. There should be enough overlap, but it might be a little chancy.
Will a Golden Delicious tree be a good pollinator for the Stark Little Jewel?
Becky G on May 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it would. They're in the same flowering group.
how tall does Stark?? Little Jewel Apple tree get?
Bebra on Apr 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: That would depend on the option you choose: dwarf or semi-dwarf. Mature sizes are shown in the Size & Spacing section for both tree sizes.

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Stark little jewel apple
Grew away with moderate vigor it's 1st year. Growing strongly 2nd year.
June 20, 2018
1 year ago
Seem really hardy and growing strong even with the brutal summer weather.
July 31, 2018
1 year ago