Holstein Apple Tree
A great, multi-purpose Apple, this disease-resistant, easy to grow variety is highly regarded by home gardeners throughout the US. Holstein Apple Tree features attractive, blushed red on yellow, large, firm, juicy and very flavorful fruit. Delicious for fresh eating as well as for baking and juice, Holstein ripens in mid to late September and keeps for several months in cool storage.
Latin Name: Malus
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: All apples need another variety nearby for pollination. Neighboring trees often offer sufficient pollen for good fruit set.
Hardiness: Holstein is hardy to minus 30°F or below.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 12-16ft in height
Bloom Time: April
Ripening Time: Mid-September
Yield: 30-50 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Holstein is resistant to Apple Scab and Powdery Mildew. 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