Description

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It’s a keeper! A natural cross resulting in the best of Honeycrisp and Gala! Large cherry-red apples have an elegant shape. Extra-large cells deliver a distinctive crisp-crunch and refreshingly sweet juice. Cook them or eat them fresh... these apples do double-duty. Tree has an open, spreading growth habit and is a heavy-bearer. Keeps for 4-5 months in proper cold storage. Originates from Winchester, Illinois in 2000. Ripens in early October. Pollinator required: Choose another apple variety like Starkspur® Red Rome Beauty, Stark® Jon-A-Red® Jonathan or any Golden Delicious. May be covered by USPP #30,978 or other patents.

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Characteristics

Bloom Color Pink, White
Bloom Time Mid
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Ripens/Harvest Early October
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet/sub Acid
Texture Crisp, Juicy
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 5 - 7

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 7
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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'

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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