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Nonpareil Apple

Nonpareil Apple

History: Nonpareil originated in France although no one is sure quite how old it is or what its exact origins are. We do know that it was brought over to England sometime in the 1500s where it gained more popularity due to its pear-drop flavour. It can still be found at markets, farmgate sales, and in gardens in England to this day and is believed to be the ancestor of the popular European variety Ashmead's Kernel. 

Why We Grow It: Nonpareil is not much to look at with its dull yellow-green russet skin but it packs a flavourful punch: sweet-sharp with notes of pear-drops. The fruits hangs onto the tree well and stores for several months. It is mainly used for fresh eating but can be added to cider blends as well. The tree is naturally more compact and has moderate vigour.

    Fruit Specs

    Recommended Use: Fresh eating, cider

    Fruit Size: Medium

    Storage: Keeps until March when stored in refrigerated conditions

    Harvest: Late October

    Cider Class (if applicable): Class: Sharp or Bittersharp
    Sugar: Medium, SG 1.056
    Acidity: High, TA 10.7 g/L
    Recommendations: Add to cider blends but may be good on its own
    *information based on Pomiferous

    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: Middle

    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), likes sunny locations

    General Growth Habits:

    Moderately vigorous with an upright growth habit, naturally compact which makes it better suited for growing in a pot, produces good crops. Resistant to scab.

    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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