Goodland Apple Tree - A Sweet and Early Harvest
Goodland is an early apple that comes from Manitoba. It is hardy to zone 3 and ready to harvest from mid-August. It is a good apple to eat fresh, but it also makes a wonder in puree.
Goodland is a lightly sweet apple with a creamy-green skin and a red blush. It is a good size apple, average 6-8 cm. Goodland apple white flesh is tender and juicy, it has a fine texture and it is very good for fresh eating. It is also wonderful in puree, very aromatic. Goodland apples can kept up to 20 weeks in a cool room. It is an early apple that can be harvested from mid-August. To learn how to can your own applesauce safely, visit Food in Jars.
The Goodland apple tree is hardy to zone 3. It can also be grown in zone 2, but it will probably have some frost injuries in the coldest winters and then need to be pruned. The Goodland apple tree bears every year and is productive. Goodland has some resistance to fire blight.
Goodland apple tree variety has been developed by Agriculture Canada Research Center in Morden, Manitoba. It was born from an open-pollinated seedling of Patten Greening apple tree. Before it was named Goodland, it was known as Morden 354. Goodland was selected in 1925 and then introduced on the market in 1955.
|Height at maturity||7 meters (23 feet)|
|Spacing||9 meters (30 feet)|
|Sun / shade||Sun|
|Average fruit weight|
|Fruit color||Creamy-green, washed with red|
|Years to bear fruit||4|
|Latin name||Malus sp. 'Goodland' (Malus sp. 'Patten Greening' x Malus sp.)|
|Average diameter of fruit||6-8 cm (2 1/2 - 3|