The Winesap is old apple variety, but its origin is not known. There are several well know apple varieties, which are the seedling of Winesap, Arkansas Black, Arkansas, and Stayman Winesap. The fruit is bright deep red and the flesh is firm, crisp, and juicy. It can be used for cider making, cooking, and fresh eating. The tree is triploid and needs two other varieties to cross pollinate. Grows well cold hardiness zones 5-9.
Winesap Apple Tree
The Winesap apple is an heirloom variety with unknown origin. It is late bloom variety. It considered all-purpose apple and it used for cider making, cooking, and fresh eating. It grows USDA cold hardiness zones 5-9.
General Tree Height/Caliper: Our grafted/budded apple, peach, apricot, plum, pear, nectarine, and cherry trees are about 4-6' tall with a caliper/diameter of about 1/4-3/4". Most have more than 5' height and 1/2" diameter. Most other trees are seedlings ranging from 18-36" tall. You know if a tree is a seedling when the rootstock selected says "Seedling".
A rootstock primarily controls a tree's size and how early it bears fruit. Learn more about our specific rootstocks.