Apple : ZESTAR! Large Semi-Dwarf ( B118 )

$49.95

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When the good folks at the University of Minnesota named this 1999 release, they practically guaranteed it last place on any alphabetical variety list. Rather than being overlooked though, this high quality, early season apple has gained quite a following. That Minnesota hardiness factor combined with crunchy texture and first-rate flavour (described as 'sweet, but sprightly, with tangy hints of citrus') earn Zestar! a spot in both commercial and home orchards. Considerable disease resistance other than scab. Keeps close to 2 months.

NEEDS A POLLENIZER | ZONE 3 | HARVEST: LATE AUG.

Zone
Harvest
Rootstocks
G41 Dwarf
(2.5-3.1m/8-10ft)
G935 Small Semi-Dwarf
(3.25-4m/10-13ft)
G969 Small Semi-Dwarf
(3.25-4m/10-14ft)
G30 Semi-Dwarf
(3.6-5m/12-16ft)
G890 Semi-Dwarf
(3.6-5m/13-16ft)
Pollenator definitions
Some trees and many berry plants are SELF-FERTILE ̶means the insect pollinators or even the wind can pollinate the blossoms without the need of a second tree.
NEEDS A POLLENIZER ̶ means another tree of the same type or kind but a different variety must be blooming nearby at the same time.
EXAMPLE A Liberty apple and a Wealthy apple can cross-pollinate. Two trees of the same variety ie: ̶ 2 Wealthy apples, cannot cross pollinate because they are genetically identical.
Other trees are marked as SEMI-FERTILE. These will set fruit without a second tree. However they will often bear more, and sometimes larger fruit if another variety of the same kind of tree is nearby.
You can select 2 different trees of the same kind marked as NEEDS A POLLENIZER or plant one of those along with one SELF-FERTILE or one SEMI-FERTILE. Also consider ripening times ̶ a Goldrush apple might not start blooming before a Pristine is finished.
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