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Tree comparisons



Apple trees
Winesap

Winesap is a popular southern heirloom apple, widely grown in Virginia in the 19th century.
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Using


Apple trees
Winesap
Picking season Late
Uses Eating fresh
Cooking
Juice
Cropping Good
Keeping (of fruit) 3 months or more
Flavour quality Very good
Flavour style (apples) Aromatic
Cooking result Textured puree
Discoloring Very oxidising
Fruit persistence Normal ripening
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Growing


Apple trees
Winesap
Gardening skill Average
Self-fertility Not self-fertile
Pollination group 3
Pollinating others Poor
Ploidy Triploid
Vigour Average vigour
Precocity Slow to start bearing
Bearing regularity Regular
Fruit bearing Spur-bearer
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Problems


Apple trees
Winesap
Disease resistance Good
Mildew Very resistant
Fireblight Some susceptibility
Cedar apple rust Very resistant
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Climate


Apple trees
Winesap
Cold hardiness (USDA) (5) -20F / -29C
Summer average maximum temperatures Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F)
Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F)
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Identification


Apple trees
Winesap
Country of origin United States
Period of origin 1800 - 1849
Fruit colour Orange / Red
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