Malus domestica 'Anna'Item #6109 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 9
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Especially suited to warm winter gardens! Produces large, crisp apples with light green-yellow skin and a slight red blush. Sweet, slightly tart flesh is perfect for fresh eating, cooking and baking. Produces at an early age. Self-fertile, however a pollenizer such as Dorsett Golden will increase production. Recommended chill: 200-300 hours. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water deeply, regularly - weekly, or more in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 15 to 30 ft. tall and wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:MAY-lus doh-MESS-tik-aPlant type:TreeDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth habit:RoundGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 15 to 30 ft. tall and wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Spring flowers, followed by early summer fruit.Flower color:WhiteFlower attributesShowy FlowersCompanion PlantsRosemary (Rosmarinus); Lavender (Lavandula); Yarrow (Achillea); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Salvia (Salvia)
- CareCare InformationProvide enriched, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to develop an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Apply fertilizer in early spring. Prune as needed to remove dead wood and to maintain desired size and shape. Thin heavy crops in late spring to prevent damage from overbearing.Pruning time: late winter.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water deeply, regularly - weekly, or more in extreme heat or containers.
- History & LoreLore:Anna is the first true truly low-chill apple. Developed in Israel, Anna was chosen from crosses of American and Arab varieties, and selected specifically for its ability to produce a good crop even in mild winter climates, due to its remarkably low chill requirement,