When the deep pink, double, rose-like blossoms transform this tree in the spring, it's alluring fragrance attracts bees and pollinator insects. Although Brandywine's blossoms are the main event, it does also produce 1/2" yellow apples with very high tannins. As John Bunker puts it-'Incredibly beautiful, fragrant flowers followed by unbelievably bitter fruit.' Obviously no fresh eating favourite, but cider makers love them. Vigorous tree with a spreading form has good disease resistance and great fall colour too.
NEEDS A POLLENIZER | ZONE 4 | HARVEST: SEPT.