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Apple Trees - Melrose (Red)

Scientific Name: Malus domestica
Best Planted in USDA Hardiness Zone: 5-7.


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Plant Quick Guide

Growing Zones:


Mature Height:

12-16 ft

Mature Width:

10-14 ft


Full (6-8 hours)


10-14 ft

Chill Hours:


Growth Rate:


Harvest Time:

Early Fall

Year to Bear:

3-5 years


Needed. For larger crop use Gala, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Honeycrisp.

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The Melrose is a cross of Red Delicious and Jonathan. This tree yields apples of dull copper red skin, which are firm, very juicy, and slightly tart. The fruit is medium to large, irregular in shape and sometimes ribbed. The creamy, green-tinged flesh is firm and crisp with an excellent flavor and high quality fruit for dessert and cooking. The Melrose apple ripens in late fall. Tree-ripened fruit keeps well; fruit picked slightly green ripens and develops fruity aroma in storage, reaching peak quality after 2-3 months. It needs a pollinator, easy to grow, and has good disease resistance. At maturity, the Melrose tree will reach heights of 12 to 16 feet and 10 to 14 feet in width. The estimated chilling requirement is 800 to 1000 hours. USDA ZONES: Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7.
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STEP 1) First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need.
STEP 2) Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting.
STEP 3) Remove the plant from the pot and place the root ball in the hole. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system.
STEP 4) Once the plant is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material.
STEP 5) Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets.
STEP 6) When finished, water thoroughly.

Water apple trees regularly, making sure to keep the soil moist without drowning the tree. Prune in the winter while the tree is growing and in the summer once the tree has reached its desired height.

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