Three-Tier Combo Apple, Espalier
Malus domestica ('Liberty', 'Honeycrisp', 'Gravenstein', grafted)
Water deeply, regularly - weekly, or more in extreme heat or containers.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||MAL-us doh-MES-ti-ka|
|Lore||This tree is grafted and trained as espalier into three tiers with three varieties intended to extend the harvest season in today's smaller gardens: Gravenstein with striking red and yellow stripes, and a firm, juicy bite, available early in the fall; Honeycrisp with its large red, crisp, deliciously sweet fruit, well-suited for fresh eating and cooking, and equally suited for pressing for cider, ripening in September; and Liberty, with red, crisp, juicy fruit, ready to harvest in October.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Reaches 15 to 25 ft. tall and 15 to 20 ft. wide; smaller with annual pruning.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic, Sustainable|
|Landscape Use||Container, Espalier, Specimen, Urban Garden, Kitchen Garden, Small Spaces|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Fruit Tree & Vine|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Edible, Pollenizer, Showy Fruit, Sustainable|
|Watering Needs||Water deeply, regularly - weekly, or more in extreme heat or containers.|
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 - 9