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Blue Ribbon Color & Taste: The State Fair Apple Tree!

  • Beautiful Bright Red-Striped Fruit
  • Mid-Sized Apples With Good Texture
  • Creamy White-Yellow Flesh is Aromatic
  • Semi-Sweet, Slightly Tart & Very Juicy
  • Yellow, Red & Green Flesh
  • Fragrant Pink Blooms
  • Pollinators Galore
  • Occasionally Biennial
  • Long-Lived!
  • Will Require a Pollinator Partner
  • High Chill Hours
  • Very Cold Hardy!
  • Multi-Use Apple - Juice, Good Fresh Eating & Baking!

The State Fair Apple Tree (Malus 'State Fair') is a go-to choice for home growers with an eye for beauty and a palate for balanced apples.

While State Fair’s fruit is excellent, many gardeners celebrate this tree's floriferous blooming season! Exploding with large clusters of white-to-rose pink blooms that smell as great as they look!

The mid-spring to early-summer bloom time means not losing your crop to a late frost!

Pollinators celebrate the nectar resource and so will you! Schedule some time to watch the bees float from bloom to bloom as you dream of the approaching apple season. A picnic beneath the flower-laden branches will show you why there are apple blossom festivals!

As these brilliant apples ripen on the branch, you will enjoy that blush and stripes of coloration from yellow to green to red with precious freckles.

The State Fair Apple Tree is a smaller size that produces medium-sized apples that are juicy, sweet yet tart and good for eating fresh, but also baking, sauces, pies, and canning.

These lovely globes of goodness have a month’s storage life and are the perfect snack to pack in kids' lunches since they ripen from September to October.

These are good fruit trees with early apples for northern orchards. Reaching 25 feet tall and 15 feet wide, these deciduous trees are vigorous growers!

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These all-purpose apples happily fit into any culinary niche. Slightly acidic, so they do well in pies and as an amazing ice cream topping. State Fair is also a great choice for salads, ciders, and apple juice.

You don't have to worry about urban conditions, this tree doesn't mind a city setting.

Good sized for edible landscaping, not to mention beautiful enough to be specimen plantings and focal points, State Fair is dual purpose!

#ProPlantTips For Care

This cold-hardy tree loves full sun and requires a buddy for full pollination. You can choose from a white-blossoming Crabapple like Dolgo, or Granny Smith, or Pink Pearl. You can even put them both in the same hole to conserve garden space.

Occasionally biennial, be sure to provide your tree a consistent watering schedule in a protected location. Extremely cold hardy in growing zones 3-6, mulch the roots to further insulate them from cold and hold in moisture.

Not particular on soil type, any well-drained fertile and organically enriched soil works great.

Prune to open the canopy and let sunlight and air circulation move through the branches.

Looking for an apple that is attractive and will win you a blue ribbon at the fair? Want to bake an award-winning pie? Order your State Fair Apple Tree from Nature Hills today!


Recommended Pollinators: Dolgo, Granny Smith, Pink Pearl, Jonathan, Macoun, McIntosh, Snowsweet, Wolf River & Yellow Transparent

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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State Fair Apple Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-6
Growing Zones 3-6
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Malus 'State Fair'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 20 - 25 feet
Mature Spread 12 - 15 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Type Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Deciduous
Fall Color Yellow
Harvest Time Early Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time 3-5 Years
When To Prune When Dormant
Fragrant Yes