Northpole ™ Columnar Apple has an annual spring show of pure white flowers is followed by heavy crops of large, red, McIntosh-like apples. Crisp, juicy, sweet and aromatic, Northpole fruit ripens in late August to early September and is great for fresh eating, cider, and baking.
Latin Name: Malus domestica
Site and Soil: All apples like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained, moderately fertile soil.
Rootstock Description: M-111
Pollination Requirements: All apples need another variety for pollination. Neighboring trees often offer sufficient pollen for good fruit set.
Hardiness: Northpole ™ is hardy to minus 30° F or below
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 8-10 ft. in height
Bloom Time: April
Ripening Time: Early September
Yield: 50+ fruit
Pests & Diseases: Northpole ™ 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