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TriumphTM apple tree

Malus domestica 'Triumph'

  • Picking season: Late
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 3

Triumph is a new cold-hardy disease-resistant apple, released in 2021 by the University of Minnesota. 

The apples ripen towards the end of September, and have a tart flavor. They can be stored in a fridge for 3 months or more.

Triumph is a cross between Honeycrisp and Liberty, and can perhaps be regarded as an improved Honeycrisp.

Triumph apple trees for the northern states for sale

You can pre-order for spring 2025

  • 1Dwarf 1-year bare-root tree $37.95
    Mature height: 6ft-9ft after 10 years
    Dwarf rootstock
    Out of stock
  • 2Semi-dwarf 1-year bare-root tree $37.95
    Mature height: 8ft-12ft after 10 years
    Semi-dwarf rootstock
    Out of stock
  • 3Semi-standard 1-year bare-root tree $37.95
    Mature height: 10ft-16ft after 10 years
    Semi-vigorous rootstock
    Out of stock

How to grow

Triumph appears to have resistance to fire blight and scab, but some susceptibility to cedar apple rust. It is a good choice for organic growers.

As you would expect from a variety from Minnesota, it is reliably cold-hardy to zone 4.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.


Triumph as developed by the University of Minnesota, under the reference MN80. It is the latest in a long line of cold-hardy apple varieties stretching back over a hundred years.

Triumph characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Pollination group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Picking seasonLate
  • UsesEating fresh
  • Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
  • General resistanceGood
  • FireblightSome resistance
  • ScabVery resistant
  • Cedar apple rustSome susceptibility
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)Zone 4 (-34C)
  • Country of originUnited States
  • Period of origin2000

Similar varieties

  • See also Honeycrisp
    Honeycrisp is a cold-hardy disease-resistant apple - it shows just how good modern apples have become.
  • See also Liberty
    Liberty is a popular disease-resistant apple, large crops of bright red apples, similar to McIntosh.