Goodland Apple Tree - A Sweet and Early Harvest -

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.

HeightAvailabilityPriceQuantitySubtotal
1-2 Feetnot available$35.00$0.00
Total$0.00

The fruit

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 tree

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.

Origin

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.

 

CharacteristicValue
Height at maturity7 meters (23 feet)
Spacing9 meters (30 feet)
Hardiness zone3
SoilWell drained
Sun / shadeSun
FloweringMid-May
HarvestLate-August
Average fruit weight
Fruit colorCreamy-green, washed with red
Years to bear fruit4
Pollination
Latin nameMalus sp. 'Goodland' (Malus sp. 'Patten Greening' x Malus sp.)
Average diameter of fruit6-8 cm (2 1/2 - 3