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Fruit tree comparison - Winesap
Apple trees


Winesap is a popular southern heirloom apple, widely grown in Virginia in the 19th century.  Remove this variety from the comparison


Gardening skill? Average
Cropping Good
Fertility? Not self-fertile
Flowering group? 3
Pollinating others? Poor
Ploidy? Triploid
Vigour? Average growth
Precocity? Slow to start bearing
Bearing regularity? Regular
Fruit bearing? Spur-bearer
Fruit persistence? Normal ripening


Picking season? Late
Use / keeping? 3 months or more
Flavour quality? Very good
Flavour style Aromatic
Cooking result Textured puree

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Overall disease resistance? Good


Country of origin United States
Period of origin 1800 - 1849
Fruit colour Orange / Red
Blossom colour Pink - light
Leaf colour Green