Five-in-One Combo Apple
Malus domestica ('Gala', 'Honeycrisp', 'Braeburn', 'Red McIntosh', Fuji', grafted)
Water deeply, regularly - weekly, or more in extreme heat or containers.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||MAY-lus doh-MESS-tik-a|
|Lore||This tree is grafted with five apple varieties to please varied palettes and extend the harvest season in today's smaller gardens: Gala, from New Zealand, has red-orange skin, very crisp white flesh with a tangy-sweet flavor, ripening in September; Honeycrisp with its large red, crisp, deliciously sweet fruit, well-suited for fresh eating and cooking, and equally suited for pressing for cider, also ripening in September; the Red McIntosh with juicy, sweet-tart flesh great fresh eating and sauce, ripening mid-September to early October; the popular Fuji with an exceptional, spicy, crisp sweetness, typically ripening in October; and Braeburn, a versatile, flavorful, bi-colored, variety with crisp sweetness that is easily used for fresh eating, cooking, and juicing, ripening in October.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Reaches 15 to 25 ft. tall, 15 to 20 ft. wide; smaller with annual pruning.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic, Sustainable|
|Landscape Use||Container, Specimen, Urban Garden, Kitchen Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Fruit Tree & Vine|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Edible, Showy Fruit, Sustainable|
|Watering Needs||Water deeply, regularly - weekly, or more in extreme heat or containers.|
|Companion Plants||Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Yarrow (Achillea); Allium (Allium); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Dogwood (Cornus); Lavender (Lavandula)|
Provide enriched, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to develop an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. 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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8