Malus domestica 'Anna'
Pronunciation: MAY-lus doh-MESS-tik-a
|Description||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.|
|Watering||Once established water during dry spells.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 15 to 30 ft. tall and wide.|
|Special Features||Fall Color, Low Chill Requirement, Showy Fruit, Edible, Benefits Birds|
|Flower Attributes||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Container, Espalier|
|Companion Plants||Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Lavender (Lavandula); Yarrow (Achillea); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Salvia (Salvia)|
|Care||Provide 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.|
|Lore||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,|
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