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Pixie Crunch Apple Tree

Sweeter than 'Honeycrisp'

This sweet beauty is absolutely unparalleled for fresh eating. One bite and we guarantee you will agree. This apple "explodes" with a breaking crispness, tantalizing your taste buds with mouthwatering flavor and juiciness. Delectable sweetness works wonders in no-sugar pie recipes and baked goods—cooks up tender every time. A favorite apple with children because of its flavor. We've seen kids choose this over candy and sweets! As if being tops in taste were not enough, Pixie also bears reliable annual crops starting in its third year for standard trees and often in its second for Li'l-BIGs, handling late frosts much better than other varieties. Matures late August. Zones 5-8. U.S. Patent No. 13871.
  • Zone 5 - 8 (-10° F.).
  • Height 22 - 25 feet for standard, 6 feet for Li'l BIG.
  • Light Required Full sun.

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  • 65778
  • Standard 2-4 ft-1 tree
  • $39.99
  • 65780
  • Standard Deluxe-1 tree per offer
  • $51.99
  • 70093
  • Li'l-BIG 2-3 ft-1 tree
  • $59.99
  • 69022
  • Li'l-BIG Deluxe-1 tree per offer
  • $69.99
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Product Details

  • Botanical Name: Malus domestica "Pixie Crunch'
  • Height: 22 - 25 feet for standard, 6 feet for Li'l BIG.
  • Spacing: 20 feet in all directions for standard, 6 - 8 feet for Li'l BIG.
  • Depth: Graft or bud union should be just above the soil line. Look for plant depth indicator.
  • Spread: 20 feet for standard, 4 -6 feet for Li'l BIG.
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun.
  • Pollinator: Sundance, Liberty, Gala, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious.
  • Yield: Approximately 5 - 10+ bushels at maturity on standard trees, 1/2 bushel for Li'l BIG.
  • Color: Medium red blossoms.
  • Foliage: Green foliage.
  • Blooms: Early to mid season.
  • Fruit: Medium red colored, medium size fruit, (with proper thinning), elongated round in shape. Flavor is super sweet, incredibly crisp and very juicy.
  • Form: Deciduous. Spreading, twiggy.
  • Flower Form: Yes.
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained, deep, fertile soil.
  • Growth Rate: Medium groqwth rate. Weak vigor.
  • Pruning: 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: U.S. Patent No. 13871 A newly named Exclusive from Purdue. It was introduced in 2001. The tree is a small sized version of Rome Beauty and easily managed. Quick to bear, annually productive like Goldrush. The texture is similar to Honeycrisp but this one is much sweeter. Unable to ship to AE, AK, GU, HI, PR.

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