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Apple Tree, 'Winesap'

Grow Your Own Fresh Fruit Trees! 'Winesap' apples are great for holidays. Gracious dinners. School lunches. They're all the perfect occasion for this red-as-red-wine favorite, a beauty of an apple that looks terrific on store displays and at home in wreaths, fruit bowls, and cheese platters. But gorgeous as Winesap apples are to look at, they're even better to eat - tart, tangy, juicy, and extra firm.

Winesap apples are a good type of apple to grow in home orchards as they work well fresh, frozen, baked, in pies or as applesauce. Winesap apples ripen in the late fall and last for a long time. If you want to grow winesap apples make sure you plant them near a different variety of apple so they can cross-pollinate. Pollinator required – Jonathan, Golden Delicious or Red Delicious. Stock up on Winesap apples, a great tasting apple that lasts long, stores well, and adds festive good looks to every setting. They are a great snack, excellent with wine and cheese and perfect cut into salads.

Apple trees are the most popular and widely grown fruit trees in America. If the proper variety is selected, one may grow apples in any one of the lower 48 states. Apples have long been considered a fruit for northern states only. However, there are several apple varieties that will produce delicious apples in the South as well. Most apple trees require cross-pollination or the presence of a crab apple tree to bear fruit. There are literally hundreds of apple varieties, so we have selected the top choices for home gardening. Also, many of our selections are well known commercial varieties that most Americans have come across in their local grocery.

Plant Details +

Botanical Malus domestica 'Winesap'
Cultivator Type Apple 'Winesap'
Height 12-14' or as pruned
Spacing 12-15'
Hardiness Zone 4-7, -20º to -30ºF
Exposure Full sun
Foliage Green
Fruit Red
Harvest September or October

General Information +

Tip: Water regularly during first growing season to establish deep root system. Suitable for warm climates.

Use: Eating fresh, dessert, canning or juice. Grown for the crisp tangy fruit.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Moisture: Water regularly as needed.

Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. 1. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. 2. Set the tree in place so the crown (part of the tree where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. 3. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly.