Pink Lady Apple Tree
Unique Color & Juicy Fruit
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Why get the Pink Lady® Apple Tree?
• The best apple for warm southern regions
• Extremely adaptable - both cold-tolerant and heat-resistant
• Pink, glossy apples taste like candy
• Extremely fragrant blooms in the spring
Where Does the Pink Lady® Apple Tree Grow Best?
This is the preferred apple tree for the south. It only needs 650 chill hours to produce fruit, and thrives in Growing Zones 6-9. It matures to 20 feet tall and 10 feet wide, which means it needs plenty of space. Make sure you plant it in a well-drained area of your yard that gets 6-8 hours of sunlight. Give your tree deep, slow watering for the first month after you plant it.
Is the Pink Lady® Apple Tree Easy to Grow Organically?
This tree is preferred among organic gardeners in the south, since it can handle hot summers without any problems. It is naturally-resistant to many pests and diseases that give other apple varieties some problems in the hot southern climates. We recommend mulching with pine needles or woodchips on the ground around the trunk, being careful to not let the mulch touch it.
How Much Fruit Will I Get?
Many nurseries send you young trees that won’t provide fruit for up to three years. With us, you’ll get an established, well-branched tree that can grow fruit as soon as your first growing season. Some trees are even producing fruit here in our nursery! Our expert nursery manager has pruned these apple trees to promote more branching - more branches mean more fruit! Each mature tree can provide between 5 and 10 bushels of fruit each year. That’s several hundred pounds of free fruit!
What Does the Pink Lady® Apple Taste Like?
Pink Ladies are refreshingly sweet with a touch of tartness. They are like a sweeter, crispier version of the Granny Smith. The flesh resists browning when cut so it is great for fresh eating, salads, and cooking. They store well, too - many people store their apples for weeks before eating them because they swear their apples sweeten with age.
Pollination and Fruiting Season
This tree is self-fertile, so you can get fruit from just one tree. However, to maximize apple production, pair it with the Fuji, Gala or Granny Smith for cross-pollination. Be sure your trees are within 100 feet of each other. Expect to pick ripe apples from September to October.
Best Time to Plant
Plant your Pink Lady Apple Tree at any time of year, as long as the ground is not frozen. When you plant early, your tree has more time to adjust to its new growing conditions. Once it has adjusted to your climate, it can focus its energy on producing fruit rather than adapting to a new region.
Due to agricultural restrictions, we cannot ship these trees to AZ, CA, ID, or OR.