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Zestar! Apple 3-5 ft tree

Regular price
$36.00 USD
Regular price
Sale price
$36.00 USD
Plant type
Rootstock

Zestar! (exclamation point included) is an exceptionally sweet and flavorful new variety. It is excellent for fresh eating and cooking. It sores well for an early apple. Resistant to fireblight.

Standard rootstock: These trees are grafted onto Antonovka standard rootstock, which produces vigorous and disease-resistant full-size trees. With a little TLC these trees can last generations.

Apples thrive in Vermont. You need to have at least two different varieties for pollination; however, apples are common enough in Vermont that you can often get away with planting one if a neighbor has a few trees. Wild trees or crab apples growing nearby can also serve as pollinators. More pollen often means more and larger fruit. Plant in a well-drained spot with good sun. We grow and sell varieties that perform well in our climate and growing conditions. Varieties listed as “heirloom” originated before 1900.

If you are planting a few trees, consider selecting varieties with different uses or ripening times. If you are planning to make hard cider, add a cider variety or two to blend with more typical dessert fruit.