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.

Planting Instructions:

-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.

-Apply mulch.



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