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Winesap Apple Trees

Malus domestica 'Winesap'

Winesap apples live up to its name with its crisp texture and tangy but sweet wine-like flavor. The perfect apple for snacking, baking and making cider. Winesap's will store in the refrigerator for up to 6 months with no loss of flavor or texture.

Growzone: 5-9

As Low As: $109.95

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5 Gallon Pot (5 to 6 Feet Tall) $109.95

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Often called the Stayman Winesap apple, this apple tree variety has been a popular apple since the days of the pioneers. Winesap apples will last nearly 6 months or more in the refrigerator after harvest. The rich, wine-like flavor is deliciously perfect for applesauce, pies, and cider. One of the finest apples for eating fresh. Winesap Apples are a beautiful combination of tartness and sweetness. They are round and medium-sized with bright to deep red speckled skin.


Growing Zone: 5-9
Mature Height: 15 feet
Mature Width: 15 feet
Classification: Broad leaved deciduous tree, spring flowering
Sunlight: Full sun
Habit: Spreading, umbrella shaped canopy
Foliage: Dark green
Fruit Color: Bright red
Pruning Season: Late winter
Soil Condition: Any well drained soil
Water Requirement: Water well until established
Uses: One of the best apples for eating fresh or storing
This Plants Growzone: 5-9 Winesap Apple Trees Hardiness Zone

How to Care for Winesap Apple Trees

Before you buy a Winesap Apple Tree, make sure to read about the recommended care instructions to keep this plant healthy and thriving.

How do I plant my red Winesap Heirloom Apple Tree?

How do I plant my red Winesap Heirloom Apple Tree?

Dig a hole that is twice as wide as the root ball of your Winesap apple tree, and only as deep as the roots. Place the tree in the hole and then backfill with a 50/50 mix of amended soil and topsoil or compost. You don't want to use all compost since that can hold too much moisture and lead to root rot. You don't want to only use local soil since it can be too compacted. Amending the soil will help young feeder roots have the space to grow and become established. Also, make sure not to plant your tree too deep, as this is a common cause of death for transplanted plants. You should still be able to see some of the soil it arrived in at the top after you have backfilled the hole.

How often do I water my Stayman Winesap Apple Tree?

How often do I water my Stayman Winesap Apple Tree?

After back filling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost give the Winesap Apple Trees a good deep watering. This is not to be rushed. Most of the water you put on the plant at first will run away from the plant until the soil is soaked. A general rule of thumb is to count to 5 for every one gallon of pot size. For example a one gallon pot would be watered until you count to 5 a three gallon pot would be 15 and so on. Check the plant daily for the first week or so and then every other day there after. Water using the counting method for the first few weeks. Gator Bags are a good investment that will help minimize the watering chore.

How much Fertilizer do Winesap Apple Trees require?

How much Fertilizer do Winesap Apple Trees require?

Trees such as Winesap Apple Trees grow best if they are fertilized lightly in the spring once frost has passed with a well-balanced, extended-release, fertilizer such as Espoma Tree-tone. Fertilize Winesap Apple Trees again 6 to 8 weeks later to encourage a heavier fruit set or faster growth of young trees. We recommend Bio-Tone fertilizer when planting. Proper fertilization of your Winesap Apple Trees will lead to healthier and more disease resistant plants, as well as provide you with many more enjoyable fruits. Always, read the label on your fertilizer bag, and follow the instructions.

What kind of mulch is best for Winesap apple trees?

What kind of mulch is best for Winesap apple trees?

Cypress or hardwood mulch will be of a higher quality and provide better nutrition overall as they breakdown, but any mulch will do the trick. It's a good idea to provide a layer of mulch over the base of your young Winesap apple tree, to help regulate soil temperatures and to protect the roots from resource-stealing weeds. We highly recommend that you mulch your apple tree with either a ground hardwood mulch or a ground cypress mulch depending on your local availability. Mulching helps to keep weeds away which will compete with your new investment for water and nutrients. A 2 to 3-inch layer of mulch is perfect but take care not to cover any part of the actual trunk of the tree. It's better to leave a small 1 inch gap between the mulch and the stem or trunk.


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