Recommendations for late bloom/ early harvest?

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MalusEstes
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Recommendations for late bloom/ early harvest?

Post by MalusEstes » Sat Sep 20, 2014 7:53 pm

Hello, I'm looking for a dessert apple that has a mid season bloom and an early harvest date. I'd prefer this apple to be on the tart side, something that keeps well in storage and has good disease resistance... if that's not asking too much.

I live in Northern CO. at 7,500'. Zone 4, cold and dry. Around 70 frost free days.

Any recommendations would be appreciated.

Thanks!

dmtaylor
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Re: Recommendations for late bloom/ early harvest?

Post by dmtaylor » Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:33 pm

Your best choice is probably Zestar! The license has recently loosened up, so I know you can buy them now from big nurseries like Cummins and Maple Valley. Excellent apple as well. Related to the famous Honeycrisp.

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Re: Recommendations for late bloom/ early harvest?

Post by OrangePippin-Richard » Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:52 pm

Zestar! is very early bloom, not mid-season.

Try Antonovka, Red Free, or Worcester Pearmain.

MalusEstes
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Re: Recommendations for late bloom/ early harvest?

Post by MalusEstes » Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:43 pm

Thanks! I will check those out.

Skipley
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Re: Recommendations for late bloom/ early harvest?

Post by Skipley » Tue Jan 12, 2016 3:54 am

Williams Pride has the tartness and stores a month

MalusEstes
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Re: Recommendations for late bloom/ early harvest?

Post by MalusEstes » Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:09 am

Thanks for the ideas. This year I'll be planting Wealthy, Pristine, Liberty, Goodland, and Parkland. We'll see what happens.

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