Frostbite™ Apple

Malus 'Frostbite'
Blooms late May, ripening late September
15 feet high x 12 feet wide
Zone 3
Full Sun to Part Shade

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Developed in 1936, this apple is very cold hardy and an excellent choice for some of our coldest areas in the state. The fruit delivers an intensely sweet and tangy taste that ripens in late September. Crisp but firm texture and juicy. The fruit develops a maroon red over yellow gold skin. Parent to ‘Keepsake’ and ‘Sweet Sixteen’ apple varieties and grandparent to ‘Honeycrisp’ apple. Needs another (different) apple for pollination. An excellent choice for making cider but can be used in pies and for eating out of hand.

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Throughout this site, the following are used as guidelines for watering established plants:

water_drops_icon  These truly xeric plants can live with our 12 inches of natural annual precipitation and only need a winter watering during a multi-year drought, but they will thrive with a monthly watering. Overwatering will kill some of these.
water_drops_iconwater_drops_icon  These plants are adapted to intermittent deep watering with soil drying to a depth of a few inches between waterings. Watering frequency may be every couple of weeks during the active growing season and maybe only one winter watering for optimal care.
water_drops_iconwater_drops_iconwater_drops_icon  These plants need regular watering somewhat like a bluegrass lawn so that they never dry to depth in the root system during the active growing season, and need occasional winter watering to prevent root dessication and resultant plant death.

About sizes of our plants:

Sizes indicated with a # are roughly the equivalent in gallonage; so a #2 is about a 2 gallon pot size; b&b stands for balled and burlapped.