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Juicy fresh apples! Just what the doctor ordered.

Battleford Apple
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Mid to late Season Apple
A top rated prairie apple tree for hardiness.  Medium to large fruit, greenish yellow with red stripes over white flesh.  Ripens in late Aug.
EATING: Good  
COOKING: Very good  
STORAGE: Fair 

Fall Red
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Late Season Apple
A newer introduction with large fruit, red and yellow apple of excellent quality and an excellent keeper.  A vigorous grower ripening in mid to late September.  Spectacular pink blossoms that add spring beauty to any landscape.
EATING: Good         
COOKING: Very good        
STORAGE: Good

Gemini Apple *New*
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Mid Season Apple
A top seller!  A crisp juicy sweet apple best eaten fresh.  Cross between a Norland and Harlson.  Very winter hardy.  Ripens in late August
EATING: Excellent        
COOKING:  Good            
STORAGE:  Fair
 

Dwarf Gemini  *Newer Introduction*
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Mid Season Apple
#1 Choice! Same as above except these apple trees will grow approximately 50% smaller in size than the standard Gemini.  Will bear fruit earlier and are perfect for urban backyards where space is a concern.  Ripens late Aug. Very winter hardy.
EATING:  Excellent     
COOKING:  Good           
STORAGE:  Fair

Dwarf or Standard Goodland
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Mid to late season Apple
These apple trees are perfect for urban backyards because they only reach 7-8 feet tall.   Large fruit, colored bright red over creamy yellow.  Flesh is white, tender and juicy.  Ripens mid September.
EATING:  Excellent    
COOKING:  Excellent      
STORAGE:  20 weeks

Dwarf Norkent
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Early To Mid Season Apple
Very hardy apple tree.  Similar taste to the golden delicious.  Large fruit.  Dwarf varieties produce fruit sooner than regular stock and are much more suited to smaller spaces.  Matures late August.
EATING: Very Good     
Cooking:  Good            
STORAGE:  Excellent
 

Norkent Apple
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Early to mid season Apple
Produces large fruit with an apple/pear taste.  Compared to the "Golden Delicious."  A very hardy cross between the 'Haralson' and "Rescue.'  A natural semi dwarf variety.  Ripens late August.
EATING:  Good         
COOKING:  Good           
STORAGE:  Very good
 

Norland Apple
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Early Season Apple
Produces a large sweet apple, red over cearmy green flesh.  Ripens early August and fruits early in life.  A naturally dwarf tree and a heavy annual producer.  One of the best picks for colder regions!
EATING:  Excellent    
Cooking:  Very good       
STORAGE:  16 weeks

Parkland Apple
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Mid Season Apple
A large fruit up to 7 cm across. Apple is red overall with greenish streaks and white flesh.  Ripens mid to late August.  A very cold hardy variety that tends to be biennial bearer.
EATING: Very Good     
Cooking:  Very good       
STORAGE:  Good

Prairie Magic - Dwarf or Standard
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Late Season Apple
This apple variety has a good cold hardiness and disease resistance.  Medium to large sized red over green fruit.  Crisp and delicious eating. Ripens in mid-September.  Cross between the 'Goodland' and 'Mantel.' One of the best eating apples for the prairies. New for 2007 the Dwarf Prairie Magic*
EATING:  Excellent    
COOKING:  Very Good     
STORAGE:  Good

Red Sparkle Apple
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Late Season Apple
A medium sized apple with a nutty fruity taste.  Fruit is 7 cm/2.5" in diameter with bright red skin over white flesh. A cross between the 'Trail' and 'McIntosh.'  Matures in early September and makes excellent deserts.
EATING: Very Good    
COOKING: Very Good      
STORAGE:  Very good
 

 
 
Prairie Sun Apple
Perfect for urban backyards.  A semi-dwarf tree that produces consistent annual crops that average 7 to 8 cm in diameter.  The fruit is a unique yellow color with a pink blush.  A hardy introduction from the University of Saskatchewan.
 
Eating:       Very Good
Cooking:    Good
Storage:    Good                                            Mid Season Apple
 
Collet Apple
This Zone 3 variety was discovered by Albert Collet from Manitoba.  A crisp apple tree that produces a medium to large sized fruit in a medium red over creamy green colour. 
 
Eating:      Excellent
Cooking:   Very good
Storage:   Very good                                 Late Season Apple
 
 
 
Shafer  - APPLECRAB
A cross between 'Rescue' and 'Trail' applecrabs.  Small sweet fruit good for jellies, juice and fresh eating.  Stores better than Rescue.
 
Eating:       Good
Cooking:     Very Good
Storage:      Very Good                       Mid to late season Apple
 
Dolgo - CRABAPPLE
This tree is attractive to the landscape with its pyramid shaped form.  Fruit is 3 to 4 cm in size and is a bright red.  Ripens mid September. This is the favorite for jelly makers!
 
Eating:     Good
Cooking:   Excellent Jelly variety
Storage:   Fair                                                    Late Season Apple
 
Rescue - CRABAPPLE
Small greenish-yellow fruit with striped dull red over top.  Flesh is cream coloured.  Very sweet for eating fresh and good for preserves.  Ripens early August.  A hardy annual bearer.
 
Eating:       Good
Cooking:    Very Good Jelly or juice variety
Storage:     Fair                                                  Early Season Apple
 
 
 
Pollination tips:
Most fruit trees need cross pollination by another cultivar from the same family.   All apples, crabapples and applecrabs are related and can cross pollinate each other.  You need a minimum of two different trees from the apple (Malus) family to achieve good quality and quantity fruit set.  For example, if you have a Parkland apple then you need another type such as the Norland.  Bees and insects can cross pollinate your trees from other apples trees growing in the neighborhood with 150 metres (450 feet).
 

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