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'WINESAP' Apple (Malus x domestica 'winesap')

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'Winesap' is a well-known American heirloom apple, and was a major commercial variety during the 19th century.  Its origins are unknown but it probably dates back to the 18th century from New Jersey.  It has all the qualities needed for commercial production; red in color, regular heavy-cropping with very little biennial tendency, and crisp, tart, fruit that can be kept in natural cold storage for 3 months or more.  It can be eaten fresh but is primarily a culinary apple popular for cooking, juicing, and in cider production. The skin carries a heavy 'bloom' over uniform red color with prominent light speckling and minimal green streaking.

Commercially, 'Winesap' was eclipsed during the 20th century by varieties such as 'Red Delicious', and to some extent by one of its own offspring 'Stayman' (Stayman's Winesap) which has many of 'Winesap's' qualities but with a sweeter flavor.  However, 'Winesap' remains a respected and popular garden apple tree, with the additional advantage of having blossoms that are unusually attractive by apple standards. 'Winesap' features prominently in the parentage of many more modern apple varieties owing to its positive flavor profiles, productivity, and natural disease resistance.

The apples are wonderful, but the tree has many attractive qualities as well. It grows on many soil types, including clay. It is immune to cedar apple rust, requires little maintenance, and produces a reliable harvest year after year. The tree is also ornamental. In the spring, Winesap apple trees provide a lacy show of white or soft pink blossoms. In the fall, when the apples ripen, their red color provides a striking contrast to the green canopy. That’s just about the time to start a harvest. You can find different progeny of Winesap apples, including the Stayman Winesap, Blacktwig, and Arkansas Black apple trees. Each has its own particular features that may work well for your orchard.

Read more at Gardening Know How: Winesap Apple Tree Care – Learn How To Grow Winesap Apples https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/apples/how-to-grow-winesap-apples.htm
The apples are wonderful, but the tree has many attractive qualities as well. It grows on many soil types, including clay. It is immune to cedar apple rust, requires little maintenance, and produces a reliable harvest year after year. The tree is also ornamental. In the spring, Winesap apple trees provide a lacy show of white or soft pink blossoms. In the fall, when the apples ripen, their red color provides a striking contrast to the green canopy. That’s just about the time to start a harvest.

Read more at Gardening Know How: Winesap Apple Tree Care – Learn How To Grow Winesap Apples https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/apples/how-to-grow-winesap-apples.htm
The apples are wonderful, but the tree has many attractive qualities as well. It grows on many soil types, including clay. It is immune to cedar apple rust, requires little maintenance, and produces a reliable harvest year after year. The tree is also ornamental. In the spring, Winesap apple trees provide a lacy show of white or soft pink blossoms. In the fall, when the apples ripen, their red color provides a striking contrast to the green canopy. That’s just about the time to start a harvest.

Read more at Gardening Know How: Winesap Apple Tree Care – Learn How To Grow Winesap Apples https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/apples/how-to-grow-winesap-apples.htm

USDA Zones 5-8. Flowering type 3. Requires cross-pollination to achieve maximum productivity. Consider 'Empire' or 'Dayton' as pollinators for 'Winesap'.

Available 7-gallon pots. 5'-7' in height.

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