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Winesap Apple Trees for Sale Online
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.
|Mature Height:||15 feet|
|Mature Width:||15 feet|
|Classification:||Broad leaved deciduous tree, spring flowering|
|Habit:||Spreading, umbrella shaped canopy|
|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|
How to Care for Winesap Apple Tree
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?
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?
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?
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?
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.