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Melrose Apple Tree

$39.95

Melrose Apple is a beautiful, yellow/green skinned apple with dark red streaks and russet spots. Its firm, coarse, juicy, creamy-white flesh has a slightly acidic flavor and is very good for both cooking and in desserts. It continues to ripen off the tree and is best eaten after Christmas. One of the best storers, it can be kept until April at 31°F. It is the official Ohio State apple, where it has been planted extensively since its introduction in 1944. The tree itself is a vigorous, productive annual bearer with a spreading habit and moderate vigor.

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Melrose Apple Tree

The Melrose Apple Tree is a beautiful, yellow/green skinned apple with dark red streaks and russet spots. Its firm, coarse, juicy, creamy-white flesh has a slightly acidic flavor and is very good for both cooking and in desserts. It continues to ripen off the tree and is best eaten after Christmas. One of the best storers, it can be kept until April at 31°F. It is the official Ohio state apple, where it has been planted extensively since its introduction in 1944. The tree itself is a vigorous, productive annual bearer with a spreading habit and moderate vigor.

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Latin Name: Malus pumila
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.

Bud 9 is a dwarfing rootstock similar in size and vigor to M-26
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: Dwarf 8-12ft. / Semi-dwarf 12-16 ft.
Taste: Slightly acidic, juicy
Fruit Skin: Yellow-green with dark red streaks
Fruit Flesh: White
Bloom Time: May
Ripening Time: Mid- to late October, best eaten after after the new year.
Yield: 30-50 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Melrose Apple  is resistant to fire blight, cedar-apple rust, cedar-quince rust, and cedar-hawthorn rust.
USDA Zone: 5-9

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Bare Root

Root Stock

Dwarf Rootstock, Semi-Dwarf Rootstock

Shipping Season

Spring

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