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Redfield
Redfield
Redfield Apple Fall. Wolf River x Niedzwetzkyana. NY Stn, 1938.

One of the best and largest of the red-fleshed apples. Although usually considered way too tart for eating out of hand, the medium-large fruit with opaque solid rusty-red skin is absolutely great in pies. It makes wonderful jelly and turns sauce and cider red.

Gained fame in the hard-cider world thanks to the wonderful single-variety Redfield cider and Redfield blends made by the late Terry Maloney of West County Cider. Very sharp and bitter in cidermakers’ lingo.

Flesh is two-toned: deep pink fading to white around the core. The flowers are also two-toned, deep pink, tipped with small white lightning bolts. And the bronze-red foliage adds further interest all season.

Sometimes listed as a crabapple, but don’t be fooled: the apples are the size of Macs. One of the very first to bloom each year. Z3-6. Both Maine Grown. (3-6' trees)

Item Discounted
Price
158A: on standard stock, 1 for $29.25
ordering closed for the season
158C: on M111 semi-dwarfing stock, 1 for $29.25
ordering closed for the season
Item Discounted
Price
158A: on standard stock, 1 for $29.25
ordering closed for the season
158C: on M111 semi-dwarfing stock, 1 for $29.25
ordering closed for the season
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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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