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Honeycrisp Apple Tree

Longtime Favorite


Developed at the University of Minnesota, this hardy apple tree bears crisp, sweet fruit. However, this tree requires some extra care to grow and tends to only bear a heavy crop every two years. Because it's prone to bitter pit, which creates dark spots that are dry, spongy and have a bitter taste, you may need to make adjustments to the nitrogen and potassium levels in the soil. Adding Quik-Cal Pelletized Calcium may be necessary. This apple variety performs better in cooler climates than warmer regions. Ripens in early September. Honeycrisp took the apple world by storm when it was first introduced and is still a flavor favorite. Other varieties, including Pixie Crunch, now surpass it in flavor, texture and performance. Potted. Zones 3-6.

Now available in Reachables™ size! Honeycrisp Reachables Tree produces full-sized fruits, but on a smaller tree. That makes it easier to fit into your garden, orchard—or even a container. It's also easier to manage than full-sized trees. One person can prune, spray, net and harvest the tree—all while standing on the ground. Note: Because their full-sized fruits grow on smaller trees, Reachables require a tree support.

Produces in Less Than 2 Years! Our Reachables trees bear a small fruit crop in under two years—and larger crops in the subsequent years.

Easy to Plant! The fully leafed-out Reachables tree ships with a bamboo stake that provides temporary support until replaced with a sturdy tree support. The tree is potted in an Ellepot. Made of biodegradable paper, Ellepots can be planted directly into the ground.

Why buy a Deluxe package: Deluxe fruit trees include 2 oz. Quik-Cal Pelletized Calcium, 12 oz. bag of Fruit Tree Food Starter Formula and a premium tree guard to protect the trunk for gnawing pests, weed trimmers and mowers. You'll also receive Backyard Horticulture for Fun and Profit.

Why Buy Gurney's® Deluxe Fruit Trees?
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  • Reachables™ 2-4 ft.-1 tree
  • $49.99
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  • $59.99
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  • Botanical Name: Malus pumila 'MN 1711'
  • Height: 14 - 18 feet for standard; 6 feet for Li'l BIG.
  • Spacing: 15 feet for standard, 6 - 8 feet for Li'l BIG.
  • Depth: The top of the Ellepot container should be even with the soil level.
  • Spread: 12 - 15 feet, 4 - 6 feet for Li'l BIG.
  • Light Required: Full Sun
  • Pollinator: Golden Delicious, Goldrush, Gala, Nova Spy, Sundance, Redfree, Sweet 16.
  • Yield: Standard trees can produce 10 bushels plus at maturity when managed properly. !/2 bushel for Li'l BIG.
  • Foliage: Green foliage.
  • Blooms: Late season.
  • Fruit: Large, red blushed fruit is over 3 inches in diameter. Texture is crisp and crunchy with a juicy, sweet flavor.
  • Zone: 3 - 6 (-30° F.)
  • Form: Deciduous. Spreading.
  • Flower Form: Yes.
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained, deep soil that is reasonably fertile.
  • Growth Rate: Medium growth rate and vigor.
  • Pruning: Prune December to February. There are normally two goals when pruning an apple tree: 1. Initially on young trees to encourage a strong, solid framework 2. On mature trees to maintain shape and encourage fruit production. The best time to prune apple trees is in late Winter or very early Spring before any new growth starts.
  • Comments: Introduced in 1991 from the University of Minnesota, this tree is precocious and productive. Pre-harvest drop is a problem in warmer growing areas.

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