Malus domestica

Apple tree

Common name: Apple

Varieties planted: Granny Smith, semi-dwarf (tart; good baker); Zestar! Minnewashta (sweet; early ripener)

Mature height: 10-18′

Mature spread: 10-18′

Uses: applesauce, pies and pastries, dried fruit, cider, pairs well with pork

Companion planting: Chives, Horsetail (Equisetum), Foxgloves, Wallflowers, Nasturtiums, Garlic, Onions

Date planted: 09/07/2014

Notes

2014
Planted over Labor Day. Wrapped trunk with paper over winter.

2015
Wrapped trunk with paper over winter. Small number of blooms. No fruit.

2016
Small number of blooms. No fruit. Deer ate branches of Granny Smith. Recovering okay. Zestar! is leaning to the north; need to brace to straighten.