Akane Apple Tree
The Akane Apple Tree is a unique, early-ripening, Japanese variety that is prized for its striking, bright red, crisp, juicy and flavorful fruit. One of the best disease-resistant varieties, Akane Apple is great for fresh eating and can be stored for several months.
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Latin Name: Malus domestica
Site and Soil: All apples like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
M-7 is considered a semi-dwarf rootstock growing 12-16 ft. in height. M-7 is very hardy and adapted to most soils. More drought tolerant and vigorous than M-26.
M-26 is considered a dwarf rootstock, growing 8-12 ft. in height. M-26 induces early bearing, usually in 2-3 years after planting, and grows well in most soils, except very wet and poorly drained ones. On windy sites, trees grafted on M-26 may need staking.
Pollination Requirements: All apples need another variety nearby for pollination. Neighboring trees often offer sufficient pollen for good fruit set. Consider Mason Bees to help pollinate and increase fruit production.
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 30° F or below.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: Dwarf 8-12ft. / Semi-dwarf 12-16 ft.
Bloom Time: April
Ripening Time: August
Yield: 30-50 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Akane is very resistant to Apple Scab. Codling Moth can create wormy apples and aphids can damage the foliage of apple trees.
USDA Zone: 4-9