The September Ruby apple graces the coldest regions of Canada with apples. It has been grown in Alaska with success. It is crunchy, tasty and tart in it’s flavour profile. It is great cooked in pies, good to eat fresh, and is excellent for juicing. It has relatively good resistance to disease, and has productive yields. Hardy to zone 2.
Apples are a cornerstone in cold climate fruit production. You will need 2 different varieties in order for the apple trees to cross pollinate and become fruitful. We try to focus on cultivars that are largely disease resistant, and low maintenance to allow even those without a lot of experience to successfully grow fruit. All of our apple trees are grown on full sized standard root stock of either Antonovka, or Dolgo meaning they will grow to be 25-30 ft or so tall. These types of rootstocks fare much better in colder climates than dwarf rootstock. Of course, they can be pruned to be kept smaller. On average, they will take 4 to 5 years to produce apples and will continue to for many years!
|Sun Requirements||Full sun to part sun|
|Average year to bear fruit||5-7|
|Soil||prefers moist well drained soil|
|Pollination||needs two different trees to cross pollinate and fruit|