Fall 2014 / Spring 2015 seasonWe are now taking provisional orders for fall 2014 shipping (warmer zones only) or spring 2015. 
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Enterprise apple trees

  • Pick: Very late-season
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Uses: Eat fresh | Cookery 
  • Disease-resistance: Good

Enterprise is a good modern disease-resistant apple, sweet enough for eating fresh but with a tartness that lends itself to cooking as well.

Like most disease-resistant apples, Enterprise has a complex parentage. Visually it resembles its grand-parent, McIntosh but the flavor is perhaps more similar to another relative, Rome Beauty. Golden Delicious is also part of the mix, and lends its excellent keeping qualities and crispness.

Order now for fall 2014 (warm zones) or spring 2015.

Enterprise apple trees for sale

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity
Small  (6ft - 9ft after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - G.41 rootstock  (dwarf) $29.00
Medium  (9ft - 12ft after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - G.222 rootstock  (semi-dwarf) $29.00
Large  (9ft - 12ft after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - G.30 rootstock  (semi-vigorous) $29.00
Large  (12ft-18ft after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - MM111 rootstock  (semi-vigorous) $29.00

Delivery discounts. Prices are for individual trees excluding delivery. There is no minimum quantity but it is cost effective to order in multiples of 4 trees.

Delivery period: Trees are delivered in March and April. However it is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you. If you live in a warm zone (e.g. Southern California, Alabama etc.) Fall delivery is possible. More details on our spring shipping schedule by state.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime - see our Tree Height Calculator.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

Summary features of Enterprise

    Growing

  • Gardening skill: Easy?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 4?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Large?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Overall disease resistance: Good?
  • Organic / no-spray culture?
  • Scab: Very resistant?
  • Mildew: Some resistance?
  • Fireblight: Very resistant?
  • Cedar apple rust: Some resistance?

    Uses

  • Picking season: Very late?
  • Use / keeping: 3 months or more?
  • Flavour quality: Good?
  • Flavour style: Sweet/Sharp
  • Good for eating fresh
  • Good for cooking
  • Drying / Discoloring: Very oxidising?

    Identification

  • Country of origin: United States
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colour: Crimson
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Best sellers?

    Climate

  • Warm climates?
  • Temperate climates
  • Tolerates cold winters
  • USDA Zone 4: Yes
  • USDA Zone 5: Yes
  • USDA Zone 6: Yes
  • USDA Zone 7: Yes
  • USDA Zone 8: Yes
  • Cold hardiness: -30F / -34C?


Pollination guide for Enterprise

Enterprise is in flowering group 4. Enterprise is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby.

How to grow Enterprise apple trees

Enterprise has quickly established itself as a good garden apple variety, with excellent resistance to scab, fireblight, and mildew.

Varieties with similar picking times to Enterprise



Historical details

Developed from a joint program between Purdue University, Rutgers University, and the University of Illinois, and introduced in 1994.


Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Enterprise'


Related variety collections

Easy apple trees for the USA, Apple trees for southern California, Top 10 apple varieties suitable for organic growing, Apple trees for USDA zones 3 and 4



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