Apple Babe Dwarf Apple Tree
Apple Babe Dwarf Apple Tree is a genetic dwarf that grows to only about 8 feet tall and can easily be kept in a container or as a small tree in the ground. Apple Babe produces fruits that are crisp, sweet, red and delicious. Quality is excellent even in hot inland climates.
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Latin Name: Malus pumila
Site and Soil: All apples like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: M-7 is considered a semi-dwarf rootstock growing 12-16 ft. in height. M-7 is very hardy and adapted to most soils. Vigorous, drought tolerant, and well anchored, trees on M-7 should not require staking. Genetic dwarf trees such as Apple Babe will be smaller.
Pollination Requirements: Apple Babe requires another apple tree for cross-pollination. Garden Delicious will pollinate Apple Babe and is also a genetic dwarf. Consider Mason Bees to help pollinate and increase fruit production.
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 30° F.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 6-8 ft. in height
Bloom Time: April
Ripening Time: September
Yield: 30+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Apple Babe is resistant to Apple Scab. Codling Moth can create wormy apples and aphids can damage the foliage of apple trees.
USDA Zone: 4
Sunset Western Zone: 1-9, 14-16
Sunset Northeast Zone: All zones