Three-Tier Combo Apple, Espalier

Malus domestica ('Red Mcintosh', 'Cortland', 'Liberty', 'Yellow Transparent', 'Fuji', 'Yellow Delicious', grafted)

An espalier-tiered form perfect for small back yards and kitchen gardens, placed along a wall or fence! Six delicious self-pollinating varieties carefully selected to grow well together and ripen over an extended season: Red Mcintosh, Cortland, Yellow Transparent, Liberty, Fuji, and Yellow Delicious. 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 six varieties intended to extend the harvest season in today's smaller gardens: the very sweet Yellow Transparent, a delicious fresh apple with pale yellow skin, and crisp, juicy flesh, ripening late summer to early fall; the Red McIntosh with juicy, sweet-tart flesh great fresh eating and sauce, ripening mid-September to early October; Cortland (an offspring from the beloved McIntosh), fantastic for baking and drying with sweet, crisp, white flesh that is less prone to browning, ripening mid season; the phenomenal and versatile Yellow Delicious, a versatile sweet apple that holds its shape very well in baking, and is great for fresh eating, ripening mid to late season; Liberty, with red, crisp and refreshing, juicy fruit, ready to harvest in mid to late fall; and the popular Fuji with an exceptional, spicy, crisp sweetness, typically ripening in October.
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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