1-2ft. Collet Heritage Apple Tree
1-2 ft. Collet Heritage apple tree - Zone 3b - A disease resistant apple from Manitoba
The Collet apple tree (Malus Collet) is a favourite amongst apple growers because of its disease resistance and quality taste.
The Collet apple (Malus Collet) is light green in colour covered with red stripes, with a diameter of 6-8cm. Its taste is always well-balanced and delicious, ranging from more tart to more sweet depending on harvest time. It shares some similarities with the popular McIntosh apple. The Collet apple is firm and juicy, equally good eaten raw or cooked. It can keep up to 10 weeks. To get the best result from this apple, avoid harvesting it too early as the cold will increase its sugar content.
There is a general consensus about its resistance to scab, but some people have noticed a light sensitivity to fireblight. In optimal conditions, it produces fruit as early as 3 years old.
Apple Trees should have another apple tree to pollinate with.
Height at maturity - 7 metres (23 feet)
Spacing - 9 metres (30 feet)
Hardiness zone 3b
Soil - Well drained
Flowering - Mid-May
Harvest - End of September to early October
Fruit color - Red-pink over green
Years to bear fruit - 3
Latin name - Malus sp. Collet
Average diameter of fruit - 70-75mm (2-3 inches)