Lubsk Queen Apple Tree
Lubsk Queen Apple has snow white, porcelain-like skin splashed with red distinguishes this very early ripening, flavorful variety. Similar to a Russian variety called Belii Naliv, Lubsk Queen Apple is delicious eaten fresh and makes tasty cider, pies, and sauce. Lubsk Queen ripens in July and keeps well for an early apple. Disease resistant and easy to grow, it bears good crops every year in our orchard.
Latin Name: Malus domestica
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. Regular apple trees grafted on M-7 rootstock wiill grow 12-16 ft. in height. Crabapples, Columnars, Espaliers, and Combination Apples will be smaller. M-7 is very hardy and adapted to most soils.
Considered a dwarf rootstock, Apple trees on M-26 typically grow 8-12 ft. in height and are usually spaced 8-12 ft. apart. Crabapples and Columnars will likely be smaller. 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.
Hardiness: Lubsk Queen is hardy to minus 30° F or below.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 8-12 ft. in height
Bloom Time: April
Ripening Time: July
Yield: 30-50 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Lubsk Queen is moderately 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