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Great flavor and easy to grow. This deep-red fruit is everything you want in a dessert apple — sweet, juicy and firm. Also great for baking. Tree is ideal for northern gardens! Disease-resistant to scab, fire blight, and powdery mildew. Fruit stores up to nine months. Originates in Illinois circa 1968. Cold-hardy. Ripens in mid October. Best pollinators: Enterprise, GoldRush or any Golden Delicious.


Bloom Color Pink, White
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size 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 Outstanding, Full-flavored With Subacid To Mild
Texture Firm, Crisp, Juicy
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 4 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 8
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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.

Related Assortments

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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.

Planting & Care

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
I already have two of them. They seem to be nice apples with disease resistance.
Jay B on Feb 16, 2017
Disease resistance
Myron J H on Dec 9, 2016
I already have two of them. They seem to be nice apples with disease resistance.
Jay B on Feb 16, 2017
Resistant to rust
WENDY H on Feb 2, 2017
Disease resistance
Myron J H on Dec 9, 2016
It's supposed to be more resistant to diseases than many other cultivars, and it looks like it might be good for cider.
Newbie24 on Jul 30, 2016
Wanted to try it. I have trouble with cedar apple rust around here!
SHANNON F on Jun 20, 2016
a little homestead orchard is a dream of mine
Aaron J on Jun 18, 2016
It sounds like a good storage apple. I also want to try it in cider.
Andrew H on Jun 10, 2016
Disease resistance
WERNER H on Jun 4, 2016
A good choice for the home gardener. some what resistant to apple scab, cedar apple rust, fire blight and mildew
RYAN S on Jun 4, 2016
These are my favorite Apple Trees...
Sending these to my MOTHER.. So when I am out for a visit, we can have fresh APPLE PIE AND GREAT APPLESAUCE...
PAUL I on May 26, 2016
One of my red apples for a Belgian fence espalier. Wanted a mix of apples
Elizabeth S on Apr 24, 2016
Looked like a good complement to the Golden Delicious I ordered, plus disease resistant and stores a long time.
Laura B on Apr 9, 2016
Stores up to 9 months! I've been trying to find a long-term storage apple. Hopefully this one works for us.
Aimee C on Apr 5, 2016
disease resistant, have heard good reports
Edgar B on Mar 13, 2016
Wine production
JULIE S on Mar 13, 2016
This is a locally hybridized apple and a great storing apple. It should do well in my region.
David B on Feb 28, 2016
Resistant to rust
WENDY H on Feb 2, 2017
It's supposed to be more resistant to diseases than many other cultivars, and it looks like it might be good for cider.
Newbie24 on Jul 30, 2016
does this 3 combination pollinate each other red delicious wine crisp and winesap in know winesap doesn't pollinate?
D M on Nov 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Red Delicious will pollinate WInesap; Winecrisp blooms a little later, but there is enough overlap for them all to cross pollinate.
How fast does it grow?
L Q on Nov 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: WineCrisp grows 1-2' or more a year, depending upon local conditions and the care it's given.
What is a winecrisp apple a combination of? Thank You
Craig on Aug 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: According to the Purdue University Horticulture Dept., the original seedling was produced from a cross made by L.F. Hough at Rutgers University in 1969 between the selection ???Rock 41-112??? as the seed parent and ???PRI 841-103??? as the pollen parent. It is not a cross of common available varieties.
does this four tree collection pollinate each other? Honeycrisp, wine crisp, Kinder-crisp...
Patrick W on Oct 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. Yes, it certainly does. You don't have to worry about pollination at all.

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Our favorite!
We have planted Winecrisps, Honeycrisp, Golden, and Pink Lady apple trees. The Winecrisp just started producing last year and it is our favorite! The flavor is deliciously different and the texture really is crisp. We highly recommend this tree.
May 22, 2016
Winecrisp as ordered
I ordered a semi dwarf WineCrisp apple tree which was delivered as a healthy looking 4 foot whip in Fall 2015. What attracted me to this variety was the disease resistance, multiple suggested uses for the fruit, long-term storage and an annual crop. As every past product (five fruit trees and one blueberry bush) that I've ordered from Stark Bros. has been an outstanding grower, I am expecting the same from my WineCrisp apple tree!
February 29, 2016
over 2 years ago
Very attractive little trees.
Both of my Winecrisp trees are almost perfectly formed. They're about dead center in the orchard, and sometimes make other oddly shaped trees stand out. They're still babies, but I have high hopes. They're doing well.
May 2, 2017
1 year ago
Grows well in upstate NY. Seems pretty disease resistant so far.
May 22, 2017
1 year ago
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