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Apple trees for USDA zones 3 and 4

Apple trees which may grow successfully in the very cold climates of USDA zone 3 and zone 4.

Sweet Sixteen apple tree
Mid-season  (3)  
Eat | Cook  |  Sold out

Sweet 16 is a sweet-flavored apple, with good cold hardiness.
Duchess of Oldenburg apple tree
Early-season  (2)  
Eat | Cook  |  Sold out

An old culinary variety from Russia, popular in North America, and noted for its winter hardiness.
Honeycrisp apple tree
Late-season  (4)  
Eat  |  Sold out

Honeycrisp is a new cold-hardy disease-resistant apple - it shows just how good modern apples have become.
Wolf River apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
Cook | Juicing  |  Sold out

Wolf River is the perfect cooking apple for the north - reliable, cold-hardy, disease resistant.
Enterprise apple tree
Very late-season  (4)  
Eat | Cook  |  Sold out

Enterprise is a modern American disease-resistant apple, good for eating fresh and cooking.
Macoun apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
Eat  |  Sold out

Macoun is one of the best McIntosh-style apples, with the characteristic flowery vinous flavor.
Spartan apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
Eat | Juicing  |  Sold out

Spartan produces lots of crimson maroon apples, crunchy, sweet, easy to grow, delicate "vinous" flavor.



More about Apple trees for USDA zones 3 and 4

USDA zones 3 and 4 experience minimum winter temperatures of between -25F to -40F. Many parts of Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Maine, Minnesota, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont fall into these zones.

The extreme winter cold, along with the shorter summer growing season is a challenge for growing apple trees, but there are a number of varieties that can be grown very successfully in these areas.

Make sure you choose a cold-hardy rootstock as well. The Budagovsky and Geneva series rootstocks are usually suitable, the Malling-series are not.