Add value to your landscape with fruiting plants. The marvelous heirloom, Chelalis Apple (Malus domestica 'Chehalis') produces large, greenish-yellow apples with an occasional pink blush.
These crisp apples are great for fresh eating, baking and cooking. They are versatile, as the flavor turns from mildly tart to sweet depending on when you pick them.
Lift them up to test for ripeness. If they pop off easily in your hand, they are ripe and will be sweeter. For pie apples, consider harvesting a bit earlier.
Blend them with other tart apples in fantastic pies. Pick them when ripe for a sweeter, sub-acid treat. Or, allow them to sit for a few days to soften for applesauce. No need to add sugar!
This heirloom variety is highly apple scab resistant and produces clean fruit and foliage. You'll appreciate the reduced need for spraying chemicals. These apples ripen in September.
Chehalis is a self-pollinating variety. Although you can get some fruit when planted alone, you will get a better fruit set if you add a partner tree close by. Try Liberty or Honeycrisp for more fruit from your land.
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Enjoy the good looks of this upright, spreading variety. Beautiful white flowers in early spring are very showy, and it's fascinating to watch the developing fruit throughout the season.
Use it as a single specimen, or plant it with other varieties. Plant them 12 feet apart on center, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next.
You can also keep your trees smaller in size with a regular schedule of summer pruning. Size control allows for an easier harvest. Keep your trees from 6 to 8 feet tall.
Full sun and well-drained soils is best for fruit production. Chehalis can grow in clay soils, as long as they do not remain wet.
Look for full sun locations that favor the early morning sun. This is the drying sun and helps to cut down on moisture related diseases.
It's best to plant in a location with good air circulation. Avoid areas that trap air, and ensure there is at least 15 feet space distance from structures.
Add a layer of mulch 3 to 4 inches deep. Spread it out 3 feet outside of the canopy. This will keep the root system cool and cut down surface evaporation. Mulch also extends the period between watering to save on water.
Summer pruning is the best way to control height and spread. In winter, prune to keep the canopy open to improve airflow and increase sunlight.
Chehalis has earned its reputation as a solid performer for the edible landscape. Order yours today!
Self-pollinating, but recommended pollination partners to improve fruit set include: Liberty, Honeycrisp
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.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#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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|Botanical Name||Malus 'Chehalis'|
|Mature Height||12 - 18 feet|
|Mature Spread||12 - 15 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Fruiting Time||Late Summer/Early Fall|