Apple Trees - Melrose (Red) #5 Pot
The Melrose is a cross of Red Delicious and Jonathan. This tree yields apples of dull copper red skin, which are firm, very juicy, and slightly tart. The fruit is medium to large, irregular in shape and sometimes ribbed. The creamy, green-tinged flesh is firm and crisp with an excellent flavor and high quality fruit for dessert and cooking. The Melrose apple ripens in late fall. Tree-ripened fruit keeps well; fruit picked slightly green ripens and develops fruity aroma in storage, reaching peak quality after 2-3 months. It needs a pollinator, easy to grow, and has good disease resistance. At maturity, the Melrose tree will reach heights of 12 to 16 feet and 10 to 14 feet in width. The estimated chilling requirement is 800 to 1000 hours.
USDA ZONES: Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7.
More Information: Apple Growing Guide