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  • WineCrisp Apple; (Malus domestica 'WineCrisp')

'Winecrisp' Apple (Malus domestica 'Winecrisp')

Malus domestica 'WineCrisp', Courtesy Albrecht's Nursery and Orchard, Chippewa Falls, WI

Soil Type:  well-drained, average to fertile, acidic loamy sand to loamy clay, pH 6.0-7.0

Soil Moisture:  medium, water daily for 3-5 weeks, then 2-3 x/week in first year

Sun Exposure:  full sun

Height/Spread:  8’ - 15’ tall x 8’ -15’ wide

Bloom:  mid-late April        Ripens: mid-Oct—early Nov

Years to Bear:  2-5 years post-transplant, heavy annual bearing, thin aggressively to avoid biennial bearing

Hardiness Zone:  4-8

Uses:  fresh eating, baking, cider

Fruit:  Thin skin with firm, crisp, breaking, juicy, full-flavored, sweet, flesh with notes of berry and spice. Flavor peaks after 30 days in cold storage. Outstanding storage 6-9 months at 34oF.  Fruit tends to stay on tree post-ripening.

Tree Disease Resistance:  Immune to apple scab, good resistance to fire blight, moderate powdery mildew resistance, susceptible to moderately resistant to cedar apple rust.  Cold hardy to –30oF.

Root Stock and Disease Resistance:  Geneva 935, high-vigor dwarfing root stock, requires stake or trellis support, very cold hardy, very resistant to fire blight and crown rot, good graft-union strength, low rate of suckering and burr knots, wooly apple aphid susceptible.

Noteworthy:  Easy to grow and highly productive full-flavored late season dessert apple with an extended harvest time.  Amazing storage quality combines with strong disease resistance to provide a very nice addition to any backyard orchard.

Pollinizer:  not self-fertile, requires a cross-pollinizer, Pollinator Group 3.  Enterprise(PG4), GoldRush(PG4), TriumphTM(PG3), and Dolgo Crabapple(PG2) should cross-pollinize WineCrispTM.

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