apple trees - Knowledgebase Question

Monument, CO (Zone 5A)
Question by sallyjoan
March 22, 2007
What apple trees could be planted in zone 5A? Elevation is 7200' but yard has wind protection and sunny. I notice old apple trees in some older homes sites still producing.


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Answer from NGA
March 22, 2007

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According to Colorado State University, the best apple cultivars for your region include:

Cox Orange. Aromatic dessert apple. Yellow flesh.
Red Delicious. A good winter apple and very resistant to fire blight.
Golden Delicious. A fall apple of good flavor that bears sooner than most varieties. Also a good variety to plant with other apple trees to ensure good pollination.
McIntosh. An all-purpose red apple.
Johnathan. A popular apple but fairly susceptible to fire blight.
Fameuse. Old variety similar to McIntosh.

Best wishes with your new apple trees!

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