Winesap Apple

Malus domestica


Winesap is one of the oldest apples grown in North America, disease resistant, later ripening apple variety.

This heirloom is a very popular winter keeper with a tart, rich, wine-like flavor. Deep glossy red, overlaid with reddish purple stripes. The flesh is firm and crisp. It can be used for eating, cooking or making juice.

Pollinates with Arkansas Black Apple. Chill hours 800. Ripens in late October – November.

Height 15' - 20'
Spread 5' - 15'
Tree Form Modified Leader
USDA Zone 6 - 8
Blooms February - March
Drops Fruit October - December
Soil Well-drained
Soil pH 6.0 - 6.5
Light Requirements Full Sun
Pollination Requires pollinator
Suggested Pollinators Plant with Arkansas Black Apple or other variety for best pollination and fruit

Spacing 20'
Pruning Corrective pruning may be necessary as the tree matures. See Pruning section in the Learning Center.
Fertilization Do not fertilize at planting. Once the trees are established, The first application should be made during the dormant period in January and another application at the beginning of the rainy season in June. Use a balanced fertilizer such as 10-10-10 or similar mixture is recommended.
Watering Newly planted trees should be watered regularly. This is the most critical step in the establishment of your new trees. Please see the Watering section in our Learning Center.

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At Chestnut Hill Outdoors, we’ve been shipping mail order trees for over 30 years. We’re experts at delivering healthy trees to your doorstep. Our trees are container grown in root-enhancing pots, ensuring healthy root systems and much better success upon planting. We ship you the same trees we ship to garden centers and nurseries.

Shipped 12 – 24″ container grown

Alachua, FL

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