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Silver Creek Nursery

Marechal Apple

Marechal Apple

History: Little to nothing is known about this apple other than it likely originated in France.

Why We Grow It: Despite its foggy past, this apple has a lot of potential for a bright future. It produces an aromatic juice and is quite high in tannins, making it a great addition to cider blends. The tree is known for its vigorous growth (notable compared to cider trees in general), high productivity, and general disease resistance which make it definitely worth growing.



      Fruit Specs

      Recommended Use: Cider

      Fruit Size: Medium-small

      Storage: Does not store well but needs several weeks of bletting before being pressed

      Harvest: Late October

      Cider Class (if applicable): Class: Bittersweet or Bittersharp
      Sugar: Medium, SG 1.046
      Acidity: Medium, TA 5.5 g/L (based on Claude Jolicoeur's findings)
      Tannins: Medium, 2.3 g/L
      Taste: Aromatic
      Recommendations: Great addition to cider blends
      Note: Normally classified as a bittersweet but Claude Jolicoeur's experience growing Marechal suggests it may be a bittersharp in our colder climate
      *Information based on Andrew Lea's "Cider Apple Compositional Data" (2015) and Claude Jolicoeur's experiences with Marechal

      Growing Specs

      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.

      Flowering Time: Late

      Bloom Colour: White

      Pollination Requirements: Requires a pollinator of a different apple variety that blooms around the same time

      Sun/Shade Requirements:

      Full sun (approx. 8-10 hours of sun daily)

      General Growth Habits:

      Vigorous with good crops, resistant to brown rot and generally disease resistant

      Shipping vs. Pick Up

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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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