Fireside Apple Tree
Perfect dessert apple from the 40’s!
You’ve probably heard the saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Apples have the (deservedly) good reputation of being a healthy snack. But sometimes…well…you want lots of sugar and cinnamon with a shot of ice cream on the side! Fireside Apples (Malus ‘Fireside’) have been a staple in bakery pantries since 1943, so they have stood the test of time as the perfect apple for sweet dessert dishes.
This easy-to-grow apple tree is enjoying a resurgence in home gardens because of its sweet taste and because it doesn’t even shudder at bitter-cold winters. (It is a Minnesota native after all.) They ripen in early October right when a gooey apple crisp would be so welcome as you warm up by the fire. (Maybe that’s where the name came from?)
These firm, red-speckly-skinned apples are medium-sized and easy to pick. They eat great fresh-out-of-hand too with their juicy-sweet taste so they make for great family picking in the fall.
The tree itself is perfectly-sized for the backyard garden, but it does need a pollinator to produce at its best. You’ll want to pick another early or mid-season variety like Honeycrisp, Jonathan or Golden Delicious.
Give it full sun and lots of water and you’ll be enjoying fresh apples before you know it.
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* Red fruit with juicy white flesh
* Easy care
* Handles cold winters
* Delicious dessert apple
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Malus ‘Fireside’|
|Mature Height||20 - 25 feet|
|Mature Spread||12 -15 feet|
|Soil Type||Well drained soils|
|Moisture||Water to establish, then as needed during dry periods|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|