Apples in a Crate

Apples

Care Guidelines
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ANNA

Remarkable fruit for mild winter climates in Southern California and Arizona. Heavy crops of sweet, crisp, flavorful apples even in low desert that you can harvest in Summer. Used for fresh eating or cooking and keeps for two months in refrigerator.

  • 200 chill hour requirements, so fruit set is reliable even in warm winters.

  • Harvest between June 30 to July 25 here in the valley.

  • Partially self fruitful, but sets better crops when planted with Dorsett Golden.

  • Only available in a multi grafted tree for the 2022 season.

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DORSETT GOLDEN

Outstanding sweet apple for warm winter areas. Firm, very flavorful, and sweet like Golden Delicious. Productive throughout Southern California and Phoenix, AZ. Great choice for summer apple in Central CA.

  • 100 chill hour requirement

  • Harvest between June 25 to July 10 here in the valley.

  • Self fruitful variety

  • Only available in a multi grafted tree for the 2022 season.

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FUJI

Cultivated in Japan, this "all-American" favorite is a hybrid of the red delicious and the Ralls Janet.  The tree produces crisp, sweet tasting apples, sometimes with a greenish blush to pink to light red skin.  

 

  • 700 chill hour requirement for best results.

  • Late bloomer (Mid-Apr to May).

  • Harvest between November to the first parts of December in some zones.

  • Partially self-fruiting, but sets better crops when block-planted with a Gala or Granny Smith. 

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GALA (Original)

This New Zealand variety cultivated from Golden Delicious and Kidd's Orange-Red is a highly flavorful, sweet-tart apple, and excellent for desserts.  While it prefers temperate, drier conditions, the Gala does well in warm climates. It has a keep time of 2 to 3 months with flavor fading the longer its stored, though the sweetness remains.  The Gala is VERY susceptible to a disease known as "Scab", and gardeners should watch for any signs of the disease.

  • 500 hour requirement.  

  • Mid to late season bloomer.

  • Early harvest, usually 2 to 3 weeks before Red Delicious.  

  • Self fruitful variety

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GHOST

For the apple lover seeking a truly unique variety, the new Zaiger Ghost apple is in a category by itself. With totally white skin, these white flesh apples hang on the tree like floating goblins. This heat-loving apple has a sweet sub-acid flavor and was a taste pleaser at several fruit tastings.

  • 500 chill hour requirement.

  • Harvests at the beginning of July in central CA.

  • Pollinizer required.

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GORDON

A Popular variety for Southern California. Medium to large round apples have a green skin overlaid with bright red. Firm, crisp, fine textured, juicy, sweet-tart, great flavored white flesh has a great aroma and is good for eating fresh, baking, and cooking.

 

  • 400 chill hour requirement. 

  • Harvest between August 30 to September 20. 

  • Self fruitful variety. 

  • Only available in a multi grafted tree for the 2022 season. 

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GRANNY SMITH

Perhaps Australia's most famous export, the Granny Smith is the most recognizable apple in the world.  With its firm flesh and tartness, it makes an excellent cooking apple. Though mostly disease resistant, the Granny Smith tends toward biennial fruiting, meaning that it may "skip a season" for bearing fruit. It also loves hot climates with long summers, making it an excellent choice for the Central Valley.

 

  • 500 to 600 chill hour requirement.  

  • Harvest between October 10 to November 10.

  • Self fruitful variety. 

  • Excellent pollinizer for other apple trees. 

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HONEYCRISP

Developed by the University of Minnesota, the Honeycrisp can tolerate cold winters while enjoying the benefits of warm climates.  The fruit is juicy, crisp, sweet, and highly aromatic. Though slow growing, it is fairly disease resistant.  The fruit can be kept and used for upwards of 3 months under ideal conditions. They can be temperamental about soil quality depending on the climate.  

  • 800-1,000 chill hour requirements.

  • Harvest between August 3 to August 18.

  • Pollinizer required (such as the Gala).

  • Not recommended for amateur gardeners.

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PINK LADY®

Originating in Western Australia, the Pink Lady is a hybrid of the Golden Delicious and Lady Williams varieties of apples.  It is extraordinarily crisp, sweet-tart, and distinct in flavor making it an excellent choice for a fresh snack as well as cooking. Pink Lady® prefers hot climates and is fairly resistant to most diseases. The tree offers a long bloom period with average growth rate.

 

  • 400 to 500 chill hour requirement.

  • Harvest between late October to November.

  • Partially self fruiting, but performs better with other pollinators.

Availability changes throughout the year- please call (559) 325-2929 for current selection!