Enterprise apple trees

Enterprise
  • Picking season: Very late
  • Uses: Eating fresh
  • Uses: Cooking
  • Keeping (of fruit): 3 months or more
  • Gardening skill: Easy
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 4

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.

Enterprise apple trees for sale

Item
Mature height*
Price
Quantity
1-year Enterprise apple trees bare-root
G.41 rootstock
Small (6ft-9ft) mature height
$29.00
1-year Enterprise apple trees bare-root
G.30 rootstock
Medium (8ft-12ft) mature height
$29.00
1-year Enterprise apple trees bare-root
MM.111, B.118 rootstock
Large (10ft-14ft) mature height
$29.00

We are between seasons at the moment. You can pre-order trees now for delivery when the new season starts (fall for warmer zones, or next spring), you won't be asked to pay until nearer the time.

*Find out more about the apple rootstocks we use to control the mature height.


How to grow

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

Historical details

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

Enterprise characteristics

Using

  • Picking season: Very late
  • Uses: Eating fresh Cooking
  • Cropping: Good
  • Keeping (of fruit): 3 months or more
  • Flavour quality: Good
  • Flavour style (apples): Sweet/Sharp
  • Discoloring: Very oxidising
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Easy
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 4
  • Pollinating others: Average
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Vigorous
  • Bearing regularity: Regular
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
  • Organic culture: Suitable

Problems

  • Disease resistance: Good
  • Cedar apple rust: Some resistance
  • Fireblight: Very resistant
  • Mildew: Some resistance
  • Scab: Very resistant

Climate

  • Cold hardiness (USDA): (4) -30F / -34C
  • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F) Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F)

Identification

  • Country of origin: United States
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colour: Crimson