Our standard Stayman Winesap seedlings are budded onto whole root stock; our semi-dwarf seedlings grafted onto Malling-Merton lll; and our dwarf seedlings grafted onto Malling 7A, Malling 26.
Chill hours (CU) requirement: 600-800
(Chill hours are the average hours of air temperature between 32 and 45 degrees F in a typical winter season). For best fruit production, calculate the chill unit (CU) for your growing zone to be sure it aligns with the CU requirement of this tree.
In order to ensure pollination, these trees need a compatible cultivar growing within 100 feet for standard size, 50 feet for semi-dwarf, and 20 feet for dwarf trees.
A large red apple that is the most popular winter keeper with a tart, rich, wine like flavor. This is a triploid; it cannot pollinate other apple trees. (Pollinate with Red or Yellow Delicious, Jonathan, Early Harvest or a variety from a different apple family) (zones 5 - 8)
Apples are eaten by a variety of birds and mammals. The leaves and branches are browsed. The trees can be destroyed by rodents and rabbits girdling the stem or trunk. Produces nectar and/or pollen, thus providing nutrition for bees in early to late spring.
The standard grows to 20' - 25', semi-dwarf grows to 12' - 15', and dwarf grows to 10' in height.
Standard spread grows to 25', semi-dwarf grows to 12'- 15', and dwarf grows to a 10' spread.
This tree requires moist, well drained soil and is not drought tolerant.
Ranging between 2"-4", these coarse-veined, dark green leaves have a toothed margin and are alternate on the twig.
They are generally all pink instead of white to pinkish white, which is unusual for apple blossoms.
Mid season to late mid-season bloom time. A triploid, the pollen is sterile..
This apple is medium to large, round to cone shaped with a dull red color and crisp, juicy, yellowish flesh. The flavor is tart, but also rich; often described as "wine-like." Harvested in mid to late October. Standard Stayman Winesap will begin to bear in 6-10 years, the semi-dwarf in 4-6 and the dwarf in 3-4. This apple has an extremely long storage life: able to keep for six months or more if refrigerated.