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Silver Creek Nursery

Red Feral Apple Seedling

Red Feral Apple Seedling

Species: Malus sp

History: These seedlings were grown from seeds sourced from feral red-fleshed apples and have red-tinged foliage, improving the odds they will also produce red-fleshed fruit.

Why We Grow It: Apple seedlings tend to vary quite notably from their parents so it's hard to say what the fruit will be like. Red-fleshed varieties tend to have a more astringent taste, possibly making these seedlings good for cider blends for those interested in experimenting. With red-tinged leaves and potentially pink blooms, these may also form nice ornamental trees. Otherwise, for anyone interested in planting a fenceline or putting some trees in to feed wildlife, this would be a good option for you!

Canadian Hardiness Zone: 5, could be hardier

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. 

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

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

Flowering Time: Spring

Bloom Colour: White or Pink

Ripens: August to October

Storage: May keep a few weeks or several months when stored in cool, humid conditions

Recommended Use: Fence lines, feeding wildlife

Height above soil line: 60cm+ 

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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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