Dwarf on M-27 rootstock.
Chill hours: 500
Harvest: September 25 - October 10
Looks: Reddish-orange skin.
Personality: Very crisp, sweet and flavorful.
Facts of note: Dave Wilson's Taste Test Top Scorer. Low chill hours, good choice for milder climates. Good keeper. Developed in the 1940's in Japan and has since become California's favorite apple. It is widely grown in China, the world's largest apple growing region, accounting for 70% of production.
Pollination: Self-fruitful and best pollenizer for other varieties
Apples are generally late blooming. Need full sun, well-drained soil, and moderate fertility. Thin fruit to maximize quality and size. Susceptible to codling moth, apple scab, powdery mildew, and gophers. Generally cross-fertile, which means that the variety is not pollinated by itself, but by a different variety of the same fruit. Three or more varieties are best. Harvest 3rd year. M-7 is extremely dwarfing rootstock for apples. Trees dwarfed to 6-8 ft, ideal for high density planting, small spaces in garden. Induces early and heavy bearing. Small root system, young trees may need staking. Good for container growing.
Please Note: Although most of our bare-root trees arrive to our warehouse in mid-December, there are a few varieties -- Mulberry, Pecan, Persimmon, Quince, and Walnut -- that will not arrive until mid-January. If you order any of those varieties along with varieties that arrive in mid-December, your order will be delayed for shipment until mid-January unless you ask us to split your shipments and agree to pay any additional shipping charges resulting from two separate shipments.
Check out our Fruit Tree Harvest Chart to plan for successive harvests.