Apple names are "Color Coded" as to
what trees will pollinate each other!
BLOOMS MID SEASON
BLOOMS MID/LATE SEASON
BLOOMS LATE SEASON
If you are interested in trees that are not in the same color code, please consider also getting a crabapple tree to help with pollination.
Please see our "Pollination Tab" for more information on pollination.
Trees are between 5' - 10' tall.
Please check description for Standard (Std) and Semi-Dwarf (Semi).
Zone 3-6, Std 7/8". Juicy bright red, medium-sized apple that is wonderful for eating. Its flesh is mildly acid. The Beacon is a hardy, heavy bearing tree, with the fruit having a short storage life. It is a good apple for eating fresh or cooking.
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Zone 4-7, Std 7/8" Hardy, heavy bearer. Large size. Excellent for eating or cooking. Distinctive flavor. Fruit keeps well until April or May. Unsuitable pollinator for Fireside as Connell Red is a naturally-occurring mutation of Fireside.
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Zone 4-7, Std 7/8". Excellent for eating, salads, sauce, pies and baking. With their snow-white flesh, are wonderful for kabobs, fruit plates and garnishes because they don't turn brown quickly when cut. Late September, all purpose.
Zone 4-7, Std 7/8". University of MN, 1943. Large, firm, red striped fruit with a sweet, pleasant flavor. Excellent flavor good for eating. Good storage life. One of the most popular apples in MN. Resistant to cedar-apple rust.
Zone 4-7, Std. 11/16" The red fruit is large and good for eating, sauces and juice. The flesh is crisp and juicy with a slight tart flavor. The fruit will keep until January in cold storage. Very vigorous and productive tree. Developed for disease resistance. Immune to apple scab and resistant to mildew, cedar-apple rust and fireblight. Does not require fungicide sprays.
Zone 3 - 7, Std 7/8". A unique small apple with a very sweet, intense taste. Crisp but firm texture and juicy. Extremely cold hardy, it is an excellent variety for cold, northern regions. Great for cider or cooking.
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|Zone 3 - 7 7/8" Std. An old-fashioned apple variety with sweet, tart flavors and crisp, juicy texture. One of the earliest ripening apples, picked in late July and August. Is used primarily as a cooking apple, especially for sauces and cider. An irregularly-shaped green apple with broad red stripes. Short storage life.|
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Zone 3-6, Std 7/8". University of
Dean's Favorite! Zone 4-7, Std 7/8" An exciting apple that is exceptionally crisp and juicy. Flavor is sweet but well balanced. Excellent storage life-up to 7 months. Late September.
Karry's Favorite! Zone 4-7, Std 7/8". Fruit is crisp, juicy and sweet. Sort of has a taste of pear! Excellent for eating as well as cooking. Medium storage life. Similar to Golden Delicious, but hardier. Early/Mid October.
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Zone 4-7, Std 1". Zippy flavor and a medium storage life. Heavy bearer with red and green skin . Good for eating although it is a softer apple. Excellent for cooking. McIntosh apples have an aromatic fragrance and is complimented by its sweetness with a hint of tart and juicy taste. Late September.
Zone 3-6, Std 7/8". Newer apple variety. Its flavor is slightly tart, fruity-flavored and flesh is semi-firm. In addition to bearing very good fruit, the tree is especially resistant to severe cold winter temps.
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Zone 4-7, Std 7/8". A popular old winter variety that can sometimes produce exceptionally large apples almost 5" across. The fruit is a pale green, which turns yellow when fully mature. It has a waxy, smooth handsome finish. One of the hardiest trees, reporting surviving up to 50 below zero! It is well known as a good keeper into the winter. It is a good all purpose sauce, cooking and pie apple with a mild, sub-acid flavor, but isn't a great fresh eating apple. It ripens mid-late in the fall.
Zone 4-7, Semi 11/16". A medium to large crisp, red juicy apple. This red-striped apple has a well-balanced flavor that is a balance of sweet, and tart with a little hint of citrus. Excellent for fresh eating and cooking. The Red Regent has a good storage life and is becoming one of the most popular apples in Minnesota.
Zone 4-7, Std & Semi 7/8". A new apple from Minnesota. It most outstanding feature is its flavor, which is described as sweet with a tart balance and rich overtones, almost buttery. The tree is extremely hardy and will grow well in cold climates. The fruit is large with a beautiful red-bronze blush over a greenish yellow background. The fruit's snowy white flesh is very slow to oxidize and turn brown after cutting. Early September.
George's Favorite! Zone 3-6, Std 7/8". All purpose, tastes like an apple should taste. Flavor is sprightly tart and good for eating and baking. Short storage life, but who cares, you will eat them all right away anyway. Fantastic flavor. Mid/Late August.
Ally's Favorite! Zone 4-7, Std 7/8". A popular apple from the University of Minnesota for very cold northern regions. It ripens in early fall. It is crisp and juicy with an exotic yellow flesh and a very sweet, unusual cherry flavor. The fruit stores for 5 to 8 weeks. It is a good all purpose apple.
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Zones 4-8, Std 7/8". Bred in 1989. Attractive medium-sized dark red apple with outstanding flavor. Cream colored flesh is juicy with full spicy flavors. This apple has shown excellent resistance to scab. Late ripening variety prolongs the harvest season. Use for fresh eating and cooking. Very good storage life.
Zone: 4-7, Std 11/16". Wisconsin, 1875. An old variety, hardy and long lived. Best known for its large size - up to 5" diameter fruit! Pale yellow-green skin mostly covered with pink, deep red and bright crimson. Creamy white coarse firm flesh. Flavor is very good for cooking. Makes an excellent baked apple and pies. Not much good for fresh eating, but particularly tasty when dried. Primarily used as a cooking apple.
(Yes, the ‘!' is part of the name!) Zone 4-7, Std 7/8". A wonderful new apple cultivar from the University of Minnesota. At last, an early apple that is crisp and juicy. Best known for it's excellent sweet/tart flavor. Has much longer storage life than other early apples. Excellent for fresh eating and cooking. Late August.
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Zone 3-7 Std 7/8". University of Minnesota. Outstanding nut like flavor and good texture for fresh eating. Large crabapple-up to 2" diameter. Medium storage life. Hardy.
|Zone 3 - 7 Std 7/8" Yellow crabapples striped with red. Ripens August to early September. Exceptional hardiness makes them excellent for short-season plantings. Excellent dessert. Upright growth habits. Cross pollinates with other apple varieties. Plant 15 ft. apart.|
Standard rootstock will produce full-sized trees. In rich soil standard trees may grow to a height of 20-25’ and a width of 25’ at full maturity. Standard trees will "generally" begin bearing 5-8 years after grafting. Hardy to zone 3.
A semi-dwarfing rootstock will produce trees approximately 60% the size of standard apple trees. This will generally result in trees approximately 12-15’ tall and 14’ wide at maturity. This rootstock will cause trees to produce fruit at an earlier age – " usually" 4-5 years after grafting. Rootstock is reliably hardy in Zone 4-6 and may be used in zone 3 if subject to reliable snow cover (2-4”) during coldest winter periods.
Semi-dwarfing rootstocks will only reduce the size of the tree – not the size of the fruit. Semi-dwarf trees are easier to prune, spray and harvest.
Bud unions on semi-dwarf trees should be planted at least 2” above the ground level to avoid scion-rooting (developing roots at the graft) and the loss of dwarfing characteristics.
Standard Sizing: Apples and Crabapples
(diameter = height)
1” = 6’ and up
7/8” = 5’ and up
11/16” = 4 ½” and up
9/16” = 4’ and up
7/6” = 3’ and up
5/16” = 2' and up