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Enterprise Apple Tree

Enterprise Apple Tree

Enterprise Apple Tree

Enterprise Apple Tree

Enterprise Apple Tree

Enterprise apples are firm and crisp, with a delightful balance of spiciness and tartness. These apples are great for baking and making cider, and you can store them in the fridge for up to six months! This cold-hardy cultivar ripens in October. It’s highly resistant to apple scab, cedar apple rust, and fire blight, moderately resistant to powdery mildew, and requires only 400 chill hours. Don’t forget to pick a pollinator buddy!

Sun Exposure

  • Full sun (six to eight hours)

Soil pH

  • 6.0 to 7.0

Hardiness Zones

  • 4 to 7


  • 15 to 20 feet apart for trees grown on semi-dwarf rootstock
  • 12 to 15 feet apart for trees grown on dwarf rootstock


  • 1 inch every 10 days or so


  • Bloom Time: Mid-late
  • Chill hours: 400
  • Harvest: October
  • Taste: Mildly tart
  • Years to Bear: Two to three
  • Pollination Buddy: Consider Akane, Honeycrisp, Empire

Have you ever grown Enterprise apples? Please tell us about your experiences with Enterprise apples.


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