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Topaz apple trees

  • Pick: Late-season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Uses: Eat fresh 
  • Disease-resistance: Good

Topaz is a modern scab-resistant variety from the Czech Republic, with a sweet-tart flavor.

As with many varieties with a James Grieve ancestry, Topaz is a good juicing apple, producing copious quantities of juice with a tangy sharp flavor. It is great for drinking on its own if you like a tart juice, or for adding some backbone to sweeter juices.

CrimsonTopazTM is a red-colored sport of the original variety.

Shipping starts in March 2015.

Topaz apple trees for sale

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity
Small  (6ft - 9ft after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - G.11 rootstock  (dwarf) CrimsonTopazTM $29.00 Sold outalert me
Small  (6ft - 9ft after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - G.41 rootstock  (dwarf) CrimsonTopazTM $29.00 Sold outalert me

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 Topaz

    Growing

  • Gardening skill: Easy?
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 3?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Slightly large?
  • Precocity: Precocious?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Growth habit: Upright
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Overall disease resistance: Good?
  • Organic / no-spray culture?

    Uses

  • Picking season: Late?
  • Use / keeping: 1-2 months?
  • Flavour quality: Good?
  • Flavour style: Sharper
  • Good for eating fresh
  • Drying / Discoloring: No discolor / Good for drying?
  • Juice style: Sharper

    Identification

  • Country of origin: Czech Republic
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
  • Blossom colour: Pink - light
  • Leaf colour: Green

    Climate

  • Warm climates?
  • Temperate climates
  • Mild / damp climates?


Pollination guide for Topaz

Topaz is in flowering group 3. Topaz is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby. Since it flowers in the middle of the blossom season it can be pollinated by most other apple trees.

How to grow Topaz apple trees

Topaz is easy to grow and has good scab-resistance. The trees are moderately vigorous and precocious. The apples will hang on the tree and can be picked over an extended period.

Topaz is essentially an orange-flushed apple, but will readily color-up to a crimson red in climates with sunny fall days and cool nights.



Historical details

Topaz was developed by Dr. Jaroslav Tupy and his team at the Institute of Experimental Botany of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (IEB). It has a complex ancestry, but is distantly related to Lord Lambourne and James Grieve, and seems to inherit some of the juicy tartness of these varieties.


Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Topaz'




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