Malus sylvestris ‘Honeycrisp’
The Honeycrisp apple is consistently one of the best-selling apples trees on the market and one of the best fruit trees for cold weather. Some of the benefits of this tree are that the delicious round yellow fruit which ripen in September and don’t immediately drop when ripe, so you can take your time in picking them. The apples keep until around April in storage and retain their crispness. This apple can be used for cooking and baking.
NOTE: This tree requires another type of apple tree within 500 feet to act as a pollinator. You may want to look around your neighborhood to see if another apple tree exists already.
This tree only grows to 20 feet and spreads an equal distance so it is the perfect size for an urban or suburban garden. Its low canopy makes it ideal for planting under power lines or in other such troublesome locations as well as convenient in picking apples without needing an extension ladder. It needs full sun for optimal growth and you can increase your fall yield if you plant another variety of apple tree close by to aid in pollination.
Hardy to -30°F
Maximum elevation: 8,500 ft