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
Planted over Labor Day. Wrapped trunk with paper over winter.
Wrapped trunk with paper over winter. Small number of blooms. No fruit.
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.