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Silver Creek Nursery

Close Apple

Close Apple

Sorry this variety is unavailable this season. We're taking a break from this variety to try out some new ones; check back another year, or let us know you missed having it!

History: The Close apple was developed in 1938 in Virginia at the US Department of Agriculture Arlington Experimental Farm. It was bred by C.P. Close after whom it was named. 

Why We Grow It: This early season apple is large with a pink blush. Its sharp, juicy flavour is complimented with softer flesh, making it great for creating a flavourful sauce. They are considered 'very hardy' in Martin Crawford's Directory of Apples, but we haven't tested this cultivar outside of our zone.

Canadian Hardiness Zone: 5

Soil Preference: Sandy loam, loam, clay loam. Prefers average to moist conditions, avoid planting anywhere that floods for more than two weeks in the spring. Generally quite adaptable to different soil conditions. 

Growth Habits and Disease Resistance: Grows vigorously with an upright growth pattern, very hardy

Sun/Shade: Full sun (approx. 8-10 hours of sun daily)

Pollination: Triploid, requires two pollinators of different non-triploid apple varieties that bloom around the same time  

Flowering Time: Early 

Ripens: Early August

Storage: Keeps less than a month when stored in cool, humid conditions

Recommended Use: Fresh eating, cooking

Size including roots:

  • 100-200 cm whip, 1 year grade
  • 100 cm+ with 3 or more branches, 30 cm or more, 2 year grade
  • 50-80 cm, B-grade

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      Shipping: Every year we ship thousands of trees across Canada (except BC due to CFIA regulations). We carefully bag roots in damp sawdust, then box them and send them out via courrier. CLICK HERE to see our shipping policy.

      Pick-up: We also have thousands of trees picked up from our nursery each year. The pick-up options is free, though you must wait until you have been emailed a confirmation that your order is ready to pick up, which will have further information such as hours, locations, etc. We really appreciate if you can make an appointment to pick up, then we can be as organized as possible during our busy season.

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