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Tasty Red™ Urban Apple®

Available Spring 2017

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Description

Bright-red fruit on a narrow, upright tree. Perfect for a living fence row or growing in containers! Fruit is medium-sized with a firm, sweet and juicy flesh. Columnar growth habit makes this tree perfect for small spaces and containers. Cold-hardy. Ripens in mid September. Best pollinators: Blushing Delight™ Urban Apple® or Tangy Green™ Urban Apple®.

Characteristics

Bloom Color Pink, White
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Medium
Ripens/Harvest Mid September
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 5.5 - 7.5
Taste Sweet And Juicy
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 1 - 2
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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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
This looks cool, save on space
Vu D on Mar 25, 2016
This looks cool, save on space
Vu D on Mar 25, 2016
We like sweet juicy apples. Red apples look nice. We don't have space in our small yard for a garden and a fruit orchard. But, this skinny tree looks like it could fit just about anywhere the sun shines!
Corinne S on Mar 25, 2016
We like sweet juicy apples. Red apples look nice. We don't have space in our small yard for a garden and a fruit orchard. But, this skinny tree looks like it could fit just about anywhere the sun shines!
Corinne S on Mar 25, 2016
Do I need to bring my columnar apple trees inside over winter if they are potted?
Dan S on Nov 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hey Dan, I live in Columbus Ohio, so usually a solid zone 6. However we are in an area that has a lot of mature trees so I can find some very sheltered areas in our yard. Last winter I left both my trees in pots exactly where they stood all summer. One was next to a shed with a southern exposure and the other was next to the deck. The tree by the shed was fine and grew like a weed the second year. The tree by the deck did not make it. We had some sub-zero temps during January and February but I think a very hard and late frost did the damage because the "deck" tree was budding before the frost. If you can find an area sheltered from wind and cover the tree for late frost you should be fine. I did not wrap the pot or protect it in any way. The pot size is 36"x24". Hope this helps and enjoy your trees they are a lot of fun and no work!!
How much do I water these a day?
Michelle A on Apr 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Michelle,

Unfortunately the answer to your question is not easy because factors like temperature and rainfall besides the actual size of your tree come in to play. On average, if your tree is planted in your garden in a really sandy soil, water 3X/week when it is 80 degrees or above and give the tree about 2 gal. of water each watering. If you have a heavier soil like clay, you can water 1X/week or even every 10days and give the tree 5 gal. of water at a time.

If you are growing it in a pot, then use your finger to brush under the soil surface of the pot to see if it seems damp to moist. Don't water until the tree seems like the soil is transitioning from moist to quite dry BUT before the tree is wilting at all! When you do water in a pot, then water it thoroughly so water seeps out the drainage holes in the bottom.
When do I prune my trees? I have had them planted for 2-3 years and still one one apple?
LoriB on Nov 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Apple trees should be pruned in late winter or early spring while they are still dormant.

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My trees are too young to bare any fruit, but they have done quite well creating a strong root system while still quite young and planted in poor soil.
June 2, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
growing
the apple tree is growing well. no fruit yet . but it is only one year in my yard.
June 10, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
URBAN RED
It is producing apples on a hot roof in New York City's lower Manhattan. The tangy green I bought the spring before this has still not produced buds but the Tasty Red took two years to give its first apples. All my columnar apples from Stark have had good results though they are in usually in pots rather than the earth. I lost an earlier apple after many years of sturdy budding, so I am hoping that Green will step up to the task of cross-pollinating. I had to use some crab apple blossoms this year.
May 22, 2016
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over 2 years ago
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