Apple Trees

APPLES

(Malus domestica)

Apples typically need a cooler climate to produce fruit, so it’s the cooler parts of Australia that will have the best luck with this. They’re grown commercially in places like Bilpin, to give an example of ideal conditions. Even still, some varieties will need more chill hours (time below 7C) than others.

Due to this, these fruit trees may have difficulty producing reliable crops in the warmer regions of Australia, like coastal QLD or northern NSW.

Apples like full sun and a well-drained soil with plenty of organic matter, like manure or compost.

They do need cross pollination, so be prepared to have two of them in your yard. Their blossoms have both male and female parts, but can’t pollinate themselves, so they need the pollen from another variety of apple for fertilisation to occur.

Dwarf apple trees produce the same sized fruit as a full-size tree, it’s just the overall size of the tree that will be smaller.


Fullsize Varieties

$59.59

Max Height: 3 – 4m

  • (Columnar) Cumulus
  • (Columnar) Harmony
  • (Columnar) Herald
  • Golden Delicious
  • Granny Smith (sold out)
  • Pink Lady (sold out)
  • Red Delicious
  • Red Fuji

Semi-Dwarf Varieties

$69.59

Max Height: 2.5 – 3m

  • Cox Orange Pippin
  • Gala
  • Golden Delicious
  • Granny Smith
  • Jonathan (sold out)
  • Pink Lady (sold out)
  • Red Delicious (sold out)
  • Red Fuji

Dwarf
Varieties

$69.59

Max Height: 1.8 – 2m

  • Leprechaun (Granny Smith)
  • Pinkabelle (Pink Lady) (sold out)
  • Tropical Anna

Super Dwarf Varieties

$69.59

Max Height: 1.5m

  • Golden Delicious
  • Jonathan (sold out)
  • Red Fuji

Apple Variety Information

Click on the names below for more details about our apple range, as well as pollination information.

(Columnar) Cumulus Apple Information

The Cumulus apple is a cross between the Selena & Macintosh varieties. They’ll be a large, conical fruit with red, striped skin over a light green background.

The flesh is white and crisp with a good, sweet flavour.

Columnar trees are designed to have a very upright growth habit, which is great for gardens with limited space.

Fruit ripens: February to March (in ideal conditions)

Cross Pollinators: Harmony, Herald

(Columnar) Harmony Apple Information

The Harmony apple is a medium sized, rough fruit with pale golden skin. It has creamy, white flesh that’s crisp and juicy with a nice, sweet flavour (think Golden Delicious).

Columnar trees are designed to have a very upright growth habit, which is great for gardens with limited space.

Fruit ripens: March to April (in ideal conditions)

Cross Pollinators: Cumulus, Herald

(Columnar) Herald Apple Information

The Herald apple will be a large, conical fruit with a solid, red skin that can have some defined stripes. The inner flesh is a cream colour and has a crisp texture with a good, sweet flavour.

Columnar trees are designed to have a very upright growth habit, which is great for gardens with limited space.

Fruit ripens: February to March (in ideal conditions)

Cross Pollinators: Cumulus, Harmony

Cox’s Orange Pippin Apple Information

Cox’s Orange Pippin is a heritage apple dating back to 1825 Britain. It’s a popular option due to its history and beautiful, rich flavour.

Fruit is medium sized with an orange-red skin over a paler yellow background. The inner flesh is white with a crisp texture that softens with age.

Fruit ripens: March to April (in ideal conditions)

Cross Pollinators: Granny Smith, Jonathan

Gala Apple Information

Gala apples are commonly found at the grocery store. They’re known for being a sweet and juicy apple with a good, sweet flavour and crisp, white flesh.

Fruit is medium sized with a blush of dark pink to orange skin with a red striped appearance.

Fruit ripens: March (in ideal conditions)

Cross Pollinators: Granny Smith, Jonathan, Pink Lady, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious

Golden Delicious Apple Information

Another popular variety, Golden Delicious are a medium sized, round apple with yellow to golden skin. The inner flesh is white with a crisp texture. It’s also quite juicy with a good, sweet flavour.

Fruit ripens: February to March (in ideal conditions)

Cross Pollinators: Granny Smith, Gala, Pink Lady, Red Delicious, Red Fuji

Granny Smith Apple Information

Granny Smith is a very well-known apple. The fruit is medium sized and has an unmistakable bright green skin. The inner flesh is white, crisp, and can be quite juicy.

The flavour can be somewhat tart at times which actually makes it a favourite for baking and preserve making.

Fruit ripens: February to March (in ideal conditions)

Cross Pollinators: Gala, Jonathan, Pink Lady, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Red Fuji

Jonathan Apple Information

Jonathans are a medium sized apple with a strong red blush over a yellow skin. The inner flesh is white with a crisp and juicy texture. Flavour is sweet and tangy, making it a popular backyard apple option.

Fruit ripens: February to March (in ideal conditions)

Cross Pollinators: Gala, Granny Smith, Pink Lady, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Red Fuji

Pink Lady Apple Information

Developed in Western Australia, the Pink Lady is a relatively large apple with a deep pink blush across yellow skin.

It has a crisp flesh that’s both sweet and almost fizzy. They blossom early, but are considered to be a late harvest apple. They can be partly self-pollinating but will do better with another apple tree present.

Fruit ripens: From April to May (in ideal conditions)

Cross Pollinators: Gala, Granny Smith, Jonathan, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Red Fuji

Red Delicious Apple Information

Red Delicious appear commonly in grocery stores making them a backyard favourite as well. They’re a medium sized apple with a very pretty, dark red skin. The creamy white flesh is crisp and juicy with sweet, aromatic flavour.

Fruit ripens: March (in ideal conditions)

Cross Pollinators: Gala, Granny Smith, Jonathan, Pink Lady, Golden Delicious, Red Fuji

Red Fuji Apple Information

The Red Fuji is a round, medium sized apple with a somewhat dull red to pinkish skin that forms over a yellow background.

Its inner flesh is white with a crisp, dense texture. It also has lovely, sweet and juicy flavour.

Fruit ripens: March (in ideal conditions)

Cross Pollinators: Granny Smith, Pink Lady, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious

Tropical Anna Apple Information

The Anna, or Tropical Anna, apple is a great option for small yards and warmer climates. Considered a sub-tropical variety, Anna should fruit much more reliably in areas where the weather isn’t quite as cold as most apples need.

The fruit is comparable to the Red Delicious apple, with a red skin and sweet, white inner flesh that’s crisp right off the tree.

It’s also a self-pollinating variety, meaning you don’t need to plant a partner tree for pollination to occur.

Fruit Ripens: From January – February onwards

Cross Pollinators: Self-pollinating, but would fruit earlier and more abundantly with a pollinator like Dorsett Golden apple.

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