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Stark® Scarlet Spire® Apple

Available Spring 2019

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Description

A Stark Bro's Exclusive!

Savor the flavor! Bright red-over-green apple is excellent for eating fresh, homemade apple sauce, and juicing. Apples grow from spurs along the trunk. 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. Ripens in late September. Best pollinators: Stark® Crimson Spire®, Stark® Emerald Spire®, Stark® Ultra Spire®, or Stark® Maypole Flowering Crabapple.

Characteristics

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

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 8
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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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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Space restrictions, pollinators, variety, living fence
CINDY V on Apr 24, 2016
I already have a colonnade apple. Although it took awhile to begin developing fruit, it has become a top notch producer. The apples are superb. I'm hoping this one will be just as good or better.
David G on Apr 16, 2016
Space restrictions, pollinators, variety, living fence
CINDY V on Apr 24, 2016
I had grown this in a previous home and I loved the look and the apples!
Tracey B on Apr 19, 2016
I already have a colonnade apple. Although it took awhile to begin developing fruit, it has become a top notch producer. The apples are superb. I'm hoping this one will be just as good or better.
David G on Apr 16, 2016
Chose each of the these for a daycare that we are designing so that the children see a variety of fruits and veggies-how they are grown and how to care for them and enjoy learning where their food comes from. We started this last year and it was a great success so this year we are expanding with perennials and more fruit trees.
Mary B on Mar 15, 2016
I have 7 fruit trees now and wanted more but didn't have enough room for a wider tree
ANTHONY T on Feb 24, 2016
I had grown this in a previous home and I loved the look and the apples!
Tracey B on Apr 19, 2016
Chose each of the these for a daycare that we are designing so that the children see a variety of fruits and veggies-how they are grown and how to care for them and enjoy learning where their food comes from. We started this last year and it was a great success so this year we are expanding with perennials and more fruit trees.
Mary B on Mar 15, 2016
How to prune this kind of fruit trees( columnar?)
Jasmine W on Mar 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Columnar apples require very little pruning, mostly for shape and growth stimulation. A pair of good pruners and a good eye is really all you need. Always prune out any dead or diseased branches as soon as you notice them.
When do the apples start turning red? Mine is still green and its early September.
Ra1Ma1 on Sep 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This variety ripens in late September. Please be aware that this is a multi-color apple and that part of it will remain green, so don't wait for the whole apple to turn red or they will overripen. The best way to check is to cut an apple open and look at the seeds. If they're dark brown, the fruit is ready to pick.
"Spicy" is used to describe Stark?? Scarlet Spire?? Apple. What does that mean?
questioner on Apr 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Taste/flavor is highly subjective, but "spicy" in the apple realm means the apple's tartness leaves a little "zing" on your tongue and/or has a flavor that is reminiscent of allspice, cloves, cinnamon and/or ginger, which is why all of these spices are so complimentary to some apple varieties.
I have every columnar apple tree by Stark Bros, will they polinate this?
Jeffrey K on May 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: All different varieties of columnar apples will pollinate one another. The same columnar variety will not, i.e., a Scarlet Spire will not pollinate a Scarlet Spire, but will pollinate a Tasty Urban Red.

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Stark Scarlet Spire Apple
Tree is growing well,planted it in spring 2016, it grew to six feet in one year, and bloomed nicely this spring. Of course I will keep fruit off for three years, and I will see what happens after that. I ordered six trees from Stark Bros in 2016 and all are doing well.
May 4, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Good healthy stock, strong in the 2nd year after good start in first
May 4, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Great tree
The tree looks real good. It will match the other one I bought from you.
May 9, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago