Winesap Apple

Malus domestica


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Spring 2023 Shipping Season

Check back soon for availability!

Shipping Schedule:

Plant Zones 9-8: Late January-February
Plant Zones 8-7: February-March
Plant Zones 6-5: April– early May


For more information see the Ordering & Shipping section below.

Winesap is one of the oldest apples grown in North America, a 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. New trees can produce fruit in 2-3 years depending on care and climate. The success of new trees is heavily dependent on the care received during and after planting.

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. Plant at LEAST two trees for pollination; however, each additional tree will increase pollination for better mast production
Suggested Pollinators Plant with Arkansas Black Apple or other apple 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.

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. All of our trees are container grown in root-enhancing pots, ensuring healthy root systems and much better success upon planting. 

In Spring we ship bare-root, dormant trees. All plants are dipped in a root gel before shipping and wrapped in plastic to retain moisture.

Spring: All trees are shipped bare-root.
Fall: All trees are shipped in containers.

Size shipped: 18 – 36 inches

For more information, visit our Ordering & Shipping Page.

Alachua, FL

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