Holstein Apple

Holstein Apple

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History: Holstein was discovered in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany in 1918 and became one of the most popular varieties in the country. It is possibly a seedling of Cox's Orange Pippin.

Why We Grow It: This popular German variety sports attractive yellow skin with an orange/red blush. The flesh is firm, juicy, and aromatic in a way that is reminiscent of Cox's Orange Pippin. In general, this variety is easy to care for and grows vigorously. 

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: Vigorous with a spreading growth habit. Susceptible to canker and very susceptible to mildew and fireblight but resistant to scab. 

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: Middle, flowers susceptible to late spring frosts

Ripens: Late September

Storage: Keeps up to five months in the fridge

Recommended Use: Fresh eating, cider, baking

Size including roots:
1m+ Whip: 100-200cm
1m+ Branched: 100cm+ with at least three branches 30cm+
50-80cm Whip: 50-80cm

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