Winesap apple variety originated in New Jersey prior 1800, the Winesap apple has become beloved throughout the South. The Winesap apple tree gets its name from its spicy, wine-like flavor and aroma. The Winesap Original apples are top quality, multi-purpose fruit noted for the crisp, very juicy yellow flesh and its blend of sugar with high tartness. The Winesap has deep red fruit of medium size, smaller than Stayman Winesap. A heavy producer that is adapted to a wide range of soils and climates. Displays resistance to cedar apple rust and fireblight. Consider Grimes Golden, Liberty and/or White Pearmain for pollination. Triploid. Please see below for further insight on our heirloom apple tree Winesap Original and discover additional consideration for selecting the appropriate fruit trees to buy for your home and small farm.
USDA Certified Organic
Considerations for Winesap Apple Tree
USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Uses: Cider, Cooking / Sauces, Fresh Eating
Harvest Period: Late
Bloom Period: Late
Pollination Requirement: None/Sterile best plant with self-fertile apple
Origin Date: New Jersey 1800`s
Storage: 3 Months or More
Disease Resistance: Excellent
Rootstock: MM 111 (semi-dwarf)
Years to Bear: 2-4 years
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Size of tree
Our trees range in height from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch; *As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock. .
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
Shipping Note: Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.