Malus spp.
Your customers will appreciate these easy to grow, delicious and disease-resistant varieties. For urban gardeners with little space or even just a patio or balcony, our attractive, tasty and compact Columnar varieties allow them to grow and enjoy their own fruit. Our Apple varieties are grown on sturdy, hardy, dwarf or semi-dwarf rootstocks.
Columnar Apples
"The Easiest to Grow Fruit Trees!"
Originating from a Canadian breeding program, these unique, hardy and disease-resistant varieties are prized for their unusual, upright form. An attractive complement to the landscape, patio or deck, our Columnar varieties will grow to 10-12 feet in height, but can be topped at any desired height. Columnar Apples often produce short upright branches which can be left to increase fruit production or pruned off. Our Columnar Apples are hardy to approximately Zone 4 and will pollinate each other or can be pollinated by other apple varieties.
Golden Sentinel
This productive and exceptionally disease-resistant variety bears large and attractive, golden-yellow fruit. Sweet, juicy and delicious, it ripens in mid-September and can be stored until January. Golden Sentinel is good for fresh eating and makes delicious pies and sauce. 0190
(Hawkins cv.) The earliest ripening of our Columnar varieties, Northpole™ produces very large, bright-red, tasty McIntosh-type fruit that is crisp, juicy and aromatic. Attractive both in bloom and in fruit, Northpole™ is very productive and is great for fresh eating and cider. 0194
Scarlet Sentinel
This jumbo-size, greenish-yellow and red fruit is very sweet and juicy with crisp, pure white flesh. The least vigorous of the Columnar varieties, Scarlet Sentinel™ is especially good for container culture. Very productive and disease-resistant, Scarlet Sentinel ripens in late September. 0192
White Icicle™
(58-76 cv.) A Northwoods Nursery introduction, White Icicle™ features very attractive columnar form and abundant crops of crisp, sweet and flavorful, bright green fruit with snow-white flesh. Disease-resistant and very easy to grow, White Icicle™ is a great variety for the Pacific Northwest and other regions of the US. 0196
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