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Bonkers NY35 apple tree

Malus domestica 'Bonkers NY35'

Bonkers NY35 is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators

Bonkers is a north-country apple, with a juicy tart flavor, which can be eaten fresh or used for baking. It is reminscent of a good Red Delicious - easy to grow and productive.

An unusual feature of this variety is that the core is seedless.

Bonkers NY35 apple trees for sale

  • 1Small 1-year bare-root tree $35.95
    Mature height: 6ft-9ft after 10 years
    G.11 rootstock
  • 2Medium 1-year bare-root tree $35.95
    Mature height: 8ft-12ft after 10 years
    G.890, G.935 rootstock
  • 3Full-size 1-year bare-root tree $35.95
    Mature height: 16ft-24ft after 10 years
    P.18 rootstock
Next deliveries

Next deliveries will be in spring 2022, but you can pre-order now.


Historical details

Bonkers was developed from Liberty and Delicious by Cornell University at the famous New York Agriculture Experiment Station at Geneva, where it was known as NY35. Although samples were sent to nurseries the variety was never officially released.  It was named "Bonkers" by organic apple enthusiast Michael Phillips, who had obtained samples from Cummins Nursery, and was impressed by the flavors and organic productivity.

Bonkers NY35 characteristics

  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Pollination group3
  • Pollinating othersPoor
  • PloidyTriploid
  • WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking seasonLate
  • UsesEating freshCulinary
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
  • Flavor style (apples)Sharper
  • General resistanceGood
  • ScabVery resistant
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)(5) -20F / -29C(6) -10F / -23C(7) 0F / -18C(8) 10F / -12C(9) 20F / -7C
  • Summer maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Country of originUnited States
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999