Calypso® Redlove Apple
Calypso® Redlove Apple features very aromatic, sweet, firm and juicy, beautiful dark red flesh, the darkest of any of the Redlove apples, yet still very sweet and aromatic. Calypso contains 30-40% more anthocyanins than a typical apple, making them exceptionally healthful. Calypso ripens in mid to late September and can be stored until late December. An excellent variety for the home garden, it is resistant to scab and powdery mildew. Also makes a delicious pink sweet cider!
From the breeding work of Markus Kobelt in Switzerland, these unique new varieties feature striking red flesh, great flavor and excellent disease resistance. These superior varieties are great additions to the home garden!
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Latin Name: Malus spp.
Site and Soil: 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.
Pollination Requirements: 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: 12-16 ft. in height
Taste: Sweet, aromatic
Fruit Skin: Red
Fruit Flesh: Dark red
Bloom Time: April
Ripening Time: Early October
Yield: 30-50 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Calypso can be affected by Apple Scab. Apple Scab is especially a problem in regions with wet springs, like we have in the Pacific Northwest. While it doesn’t seriously affect the eating quality of the fruit, it can cause black spots on the apples and foliage. Apple Scab can be controlled by sulfur and other sprays. Codling Moth can create wormy apples and aphids can damage the foliage of apple trees.
USDA Zone: 4