Enterprise apple trees

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

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.222 rootstock
Medium (8ft-12ft) mature height
$29.00

*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.

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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
  • Flavor style (apples): Sweet/Sharp
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners
  • 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

Disease resistance

  • General 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 color: Crimson