DWARF RED GEMINI Malus x 'Jefcoutts2'
Hardiness / Exposure: Zone 2 / Sun
Height: 10 feet
Spread: 10 feet
Flower Colour: White
Fruit Size: 6-8 cm
Fruit Colour: Red
Harvest: Late August
Uses: A large sized, sweet, crisp, apple that is excellent for fresh eating, cooking and baking. Stores well.
Pollinator Required: Requires a different variety of Crabapple, Apple, Ornamental Crabapple or Applecrab within approximately 150 feet to pollinate and produce fruit.
Same sized fruit as Red Gemini but the tree is dwarfed. A dwarf tree makes it easier to reach fruit for picking and requires less square footage to grow to maturity. Dwarf apple trees produce fruit earlier in their life.
-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 soil with foot to remove air spaces, 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.