Fall Red - Zone 2 - A perfect substitute for the McIntosh apple -

Fall Red - Zone 2 - A perfect substitute for the McIntosh apple

Super hardy and disease resistant, with a taste similar to the McIntosh apple, Fall Red is an excellent alternative to this popular but disease prone and frost sensitive apple tree.

1-2 Feetsold-out$35.00$0.00
2-3 Feetsold-out$40.00$0.00

The fruit

Fall Red is a large solid red apple similar to the McIntosh apple in taste. It's firm, crisp and is a delectable treat. While it's excellent to eat fresh off the tree, it's equally good for cooking and acceptable for juicing. The apple has good texture which makes it ideal for making jams. Harvest time occurs in mid to late September. The apple keeps well, storing up to 5 months.

The tree

The Fall Red apple tree is hardy to zone 2 and is resistant to fire blight. The tree is a vigorous grower and is grafted on standard rootstock.

Its origin

Fall Red had its beginnings in 1986 at the Morden Research Station in Manitoba. It's born from a cross between the Duchess and Haralson varieties.

Height at maturity7 metres (23 feet)
Spacing9 metres (30 feet)
Hardiness zone2
SoilWell drained
Sun / shadeFull sun
HarvestMid to Late September
Average fruit weight
Fruit colorRed
Years to bear fruit5
Latin nameMalus sp. Fall Red (Malus sp. Duchess x Malus sp. Haralson)
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