BATTLEFORD Malus x 'Battleford'
Hardiness / Exposure: Zone 2 / Sun
Height: 16 feet
Spread: 13 feet
Flower Colour: White
Fruit Size: 6-7.5 cm
Fruit Colour: Striped red over light yellow.
Uses: A very hardy apple tree that bears large fruit that store well. Uses are for cooking, baking and fresh eating.
Pollinator Required: Requires a different variety of Crabapple, Apple, Ornamental Crabapple or Applecrab within approximately 150 feet to pollinate and produce fruit.
-Dig a hole 2-3 times the root ball width and same depth as root ball.
-Carefully remove plastic pot and cut through any circling roots.
-Position root ball in center of hole and ensure the tree is standing up straight. If necessary, tip root ball to ensure tree is standing straight.
-Partially backfill hole with loamy soil, tamp with your foot to remove air pockets in the soil, water to settle soil, then finish backfilling hole. Avoid using heavy clay-based soil.
-Remove tags and labels.
-Water soil well at planting and throughout the summer.