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Frostbite
Frostbite
Frostbite Apple Fall-Winter. MN 447. Unknown parentage. U Minn, 2007. Seed planted at the University of Minnesota before 1936, but unnamed until 2008.

This massively flavored dessert apple—not for the faint of heart—provides a whole new level of culinary experience. The roundish fruit is medium-sized and dark bluish-purple.

The aromatic crisp crystalline flesh is an apricot-orange color with occasional red staining. So juicy it’ll run down your hand. Likely the most distinctive and unusual apple we’ve ever tried. Described as tasting like molasses or even sugar cane.

The fall dessert apple that we most look forward to on our farm. We love it! Extremely hardy, productive and reliable. Not recommended for warmer districts. Blooms early-midseason. Z3-6. Maine Grown. (3-6' trees)

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124A: on standard stock, 1 for $29.25
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Additional Information

Apples

All apple trees require a second variety for pollination, but any apple or crabapple blooming at the same time, within a quarter mile, will probably do.

Planting distance depends on the rootstock:
Plant standard trees (A) 25-30' apart.
Plant Bud 118 (B) rootstocks 20-25' apart.
Plant M111 (C) rootstocks 15-20' apart.
Plant Bud 9 (D) rootstocks 5-10' apart.

Each apple variety has a climate range where it will thrive and produce its best fruit. At the end of each apple description we list a range of zones. For example, Z3-4 signifies that this apple will reach perfection in Zones 3 and 4 and that we don’t recommend it farther south even though it would be plenty hardy. Z4-6 means that this apple will reach perfection in Zones 4, 5 or 6. Although we have received reports from southern areas that some of our rarest Maine apples are thriving, we suggest you use this guide to select apples most appropriate to your area.

Varieties bearing annually are noted; others normally bear every other year. With diligent annual pruning and thinning, most apples will produce an annual crop, one heavy, the next light.

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• Click here for our interactive chart Pick the Right Apple.
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