Details: Showy Pinkish White Flowers, Fragrant, Edible fruits, Great fall color, good for cut flowers as well
Growing Zone: 4 – 7
Mature Height: 8 to 10 feet
Mature Width: 8 to 10 feet
Sunlight: Full Sun
Water Requirements: Water well until established
Does Not Ship To: CA, WA, OR, AZ
Apple HONEYCRISP grows 8 to 10′ tall. Pinkish white flowers appear in April and large, red apples with cream colored flesh mature in mid-September.
Grow in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun. Self pollinating. Benefits from regular watering, fertilization and pruning. Plant in full sun in a site where periodic chemical spraying will not pose any problems to adjacent areas.
Edible apple cultivars do not grow particularly well on their own roots. As a result, apple varieties sold in commerce today have all been grafted onto rootstocks which, inter alia, control the size of the tree. Rootstocks are generally classified as follows (tree height in parenthesis): dwarf (8-10′), semi-dwarf (12-15′) and standard (18-25′ or more). All trees bear full-size fruit, however. Most trees sold today for the home apple grower are grafted onto dwarfing rootstocks (dwarf or semi-dwarf), resulting in trees which, in comparison to standard trees, are (1) easier to manage (spray, prune and harvest) and (2) produce fruit at an earlier age.
Genus name from Latin is an ancient name for apple.
Best grown in deep, loamy, moderately fertile, slightly acidic, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates average garden soils, but unamended heavy clay soils which waterlog easily and drain poorly should be avoided. Generally, the more dwarfing the rootstock, the greater the need for soil fertility. Needs full sun for maximum flower and fruit production. More than one variety must be planted in order to facilitate best pollination and subsequent fruit production.
Apple HONEYCRISP is shaped, pruned and grown primarily with a view toward fruit production, and its ornamental features are considered secondary. It should be grouped in a sunny location with other Malus varieties. April apple blossoms and fall fruit add color and interest to the landscape.