Three-Tier Combo Apple, Espalier

Malus domestica ('Akane', 'Spartan', 'Honeycrisp', 'Liberty', grafted)

An espalier-tiered form perfect for small back yards and kitchen gardens, placed along a wall or fence! Four delicious self-pollinating varieties carefully selected to grow well together and ripen over an extended season: Akane, Spartan, Honeycrisp, and Liberty. Easily pruned annually to maintain formal tiered structure. Deciduous.
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Water deeply, regularly - weekly, or more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical PronunciationMAL-us doh-MES-ti-ka
LoreThis tree is grafted and trained as espalier into three tiers with four varieties intended to extend the harvest season in today's smaller gardens: Akane, a sweet, rich, early season dessert apple, excellent for fresh eating and drying, ripening late summer; 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 early fall; the versatile dessert apple, Spartan, a sweet, juicy midseason hybrid with wonderful fine texture suitable for baking, sauces, and eating fresh, ripens in mid to late fall, and has excellent storage capacity; and Liberty, with red, crisp and refreshing, juicy fruit, ready to harvest in mid to late fall.
Average Size at MaturityReaches 15 to 25 ft. tall and 15 to 20 ft. wide; smaller with annual pruning.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic, Sustainable
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Espalier, Specimen, Urban Garden, Kitchen Garden, Small Spaces
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFruit Tree & Vine
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Edible, Pollenizer, Showy Fruit, Sustainable
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater deeply, regularly - weekly, or more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsLavender (Lavandula); Sedge Grass (Carex); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Wormwood (Artemesia); Fleabane (Erigeron)

Provide enriched, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to develop an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Feed before new growth begins in spring with an all purpose fertilizer. Prune as needed to remove dead wood and to maintain desired size and shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8

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