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Trailman Apple Summer. Trail x Osman. Beaverlodge Research Farm, Alberta, Canada, 1973.

Wonderfully flavored dessert crabapple that ripens around Aug. 20 in central Maine. Translucent yellow skin has a porcelain finish, white bloom and sometimes a brownish-red blush. Fruit the size and shape of an egg. Spicy sweet exceptionally crisp and crunchy golden-yellow flesh.

Visitors who try it here in our orchard usually fall in love instantly. Some have called it the best summer apple they’ve ever tasted—some even call it their favorite apple of any season!

Hangs on the tree for two weeks without softening. Precocious annually productive moderately vigorous somewhat drooping spreading tree. Exceedingly hardy, possibly to Zone 2. Might be tasteless south of Zone 5. One of the first to bloom at our place each year. Z2-5. Maine Grown. (3-6' trees)

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Additional Information


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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