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Dwarf on Bud-9 rootstock.
Chill hours: 400 - 500
Harvest: October 15 - November 10
Looks: Striking reddish-pink over green skin. The white flesh resists browning
Personality: Very crisp, sweet-tart, distinct flavor.
Facts of note: Dave Wilson's Taste Test Top Scorer Low chill hours, good choice for milder climates. Hot climate apple from Western Australia, in fact hot climates produce the best Pink Lady apples. Very susceptible to fireblight. Strict quality controls are exercised on this apple, those that do not meet the standard are sold as Cripp's Pink. Cripp's Pink is the same variety. The initial crops of this tree are inferior to it's later production. Give it a few years to get the best quality.
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.
Please Note: Although most of our bare-root trees arrive to our warehouse in mid-December, there are a few varieties -- Almond, Mulberry, Walnut, Persimmon, and Jujube -- 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.