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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 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|
|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.
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.