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.
Latin Name: Malus pumila
Site and Soil: All apples like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: Considered a semi dwarf rootstock, trees on M-7 typically grow 12-16 ft. in height, and are spaced 12-16 ft. apart. Crabapples, Columnars, Espaliers, and Combination Apples will be smaller. A particularly good apple rootstock for heavy soils, M-7 is hardy to minus 35° F. Vigorous and well anchored, trees on M-7 should not require staking.
Pollination Requirements: Apple Babe requires another apple tree for cross-pollination. Garden Delicious will pollinate Apple Babe and is also a genetic dwarf.
Hardiness: Should be 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