Full sun and zone3
A 1945 introduction from North Battleford, SK. It has white with a pinkish tint spring flowering. It has pale, yellowish, green fruit with a dull red blush, while the flesh is fairly crisp and slightly tart. Good for eating and cooking, and is moderately good for storing.
Battleford Apple features showy clusters of lightly-scented white flowers with shell pink overtones along the branches in mid spring, which emerge from distinctive pink flower buds. It has forest green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn yellow in fall. The fruits are showy chartreuse apples with a red blush, which are carried in abundance from mid to late summer.
This is a high maintenance plant that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed.
Aside from its primary use as an edible, Battleford Apple is suitable for the following landscape applications;
- Orchard/Edible Landscaping
A medium size, green-yellow apple with red stripes. Late summer apple – good for eating/cooking, with fair storage qualities. Prefers a moist, well-drained soil. Requires another apple within 150m (500′) for cross-pollination.