You've probably heard the rave reviews about Summerred Apple Tree (Malus 'Summerred'). This reliable producer is a wonderful variety for climates with cool summers. It produces dark red oval fruit and the flavour is reminiscent of Golden Delicious, but a bit more robust and full-flavoured.
These early ripening apples are great for fresh eating and baking. The fruit also stores well!
Summerred is a hardy selection that shows some resistance to apple scab in many areas. You'll need to plant a partner tree for pollination.
The juicy fruit is well-balanced and features hints of strawberry. Use these special apples as part of a dessert tray with an assortment of artisan cheeses.
Summerred is also an attractive tree in its own right. With snowy white spring blooms and highly ornamental red fruit, you'll be tempted to use it as a focal point in an Edible Landscape.
Fruit trees can be allowed to grow to their full size and spread. Or, keep them as small as you would like with summer pruning for size control.
Although self fertile it is better to plant a pollinating partner to ensure good pollination. You'll be delighted with its good looks, and great-tasting fruit.
Eating Type : Dessert
Climate Suitability : Cold weather tolerant
Fruit picking time: Early
Fruit size/colour: Red
Pollination group: Group 5 ( Apple Gala Group 4)