Wynooche Early Apple is one of our favorite and most popular apple varieties. Crisp, juicy and richly flavorful and it also stores well. Eat it fresh or cook with it, its thin skin almost disappears when it is baked. Discovered near the Washington coast, Wynooche Early is an excellent choice for Northwest gardeners and ripens in late July to early August.
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 will grow 12-16 ft. in height. 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. 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: Wynooche Early Apple is hardy to minus 30° F or below.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 8-12 ft.
Bloom Time: April
Ripening Time: Late July to Early August
Yield: 30-50 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Wynooche Early is very 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