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Pixie Crunch™ Apple

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. A best tasting apple choice in our trials. 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, handling late frosts much better than other varieties. Matures late August. Zones 5-8. U.S. Patent No. 13871.

Now available in Reachables size! A 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.

Why buy a Deluxe package - Deluxe fruit trees include 2 oz. Quik-Cal Pelletized Calcium to enhance fruit quality, 12 oz. bag of Fruit Tree Food Starter Formula, easy-to-use tree ties, a premium tree guard to protect the trunk from gnawing pests, mowers and weed trimmers, and a copy of Backyard Horticulture for Fun and Profit—How to Make $10,000 in Your Spare Time.

NOTE: We are unable to ship our trees to PO Boxes at this time.

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  • 65778
  • Standard 2-4' Tree
  • $44.99
  • 62514
  • Standard Deluxe
  • $54.99
  • 62515
  • Reachables® 2-4' Tree
  • $64.99
  • 62516
  • Reachables® Deluxe
  • $74.99
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Product Details

  • Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Pixie Crunch' PP13871
  • Depth: Locate the planting depth indicator, the marked line above the tree's root system.
  • Light Required: Full Sun
  • Pollinator: Sundance, Liberty, Gala, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious.
  • Color: Medium red blossoms.
  • Foliage: Green foliage.
  • Blooms: Early to mid-season.
  • Fruit: Medium red, medium-size fruit, (with proper thinning), elongated round in shape. Flavor is super sweet, incredibly crisp and very juicy.
  • Zone: 5 - 8 (-10° F.)
  • Form: Deciduous. Spreading, twiggy.
  • Flower Form: Yes.
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained, deep, fertile soil.
  • Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
  • 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: 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.

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