The Red Devil apples, in our opinion, is consistently the best flavored of our red fleshed apple varieties. The Red Devil apple flesh is less prominent than other red fleshed varieties, but it still provides a burst of color when sliced. The Red Devil apple tree is thought to be a cross between Discovery x Kent apple varieties, bred by Hugh Ermen of Kent. The Red Devil apple tree is an excellent variety for the kids with its deep scarlet skin and red stained flesh when fully ripe. Wonderful strawberry fruit flavor. Also fun addition to fresh rose cider. Thought to be inspired by the Red Devil parachute team. Disease resistant and self fertile! Please see below for further insight on our heirloom apple tree Red Devil and discover additional consideration for selecting the appropriate fruit trees to buy for your home and small farm.
Uses:Fresh Eating, Cider, Desserts / Pies, Red Fleshed
Origin Date: England 1975
Storage: 1 month
Rootstock: MM 111 (semi-dwarf)
Years to Bear: 2-4 years
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Shape when Shipped: Feathered and whips (few side branching)
Size supplied when shipped: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.