Summerred Apple Tree Nature Hills
Summerred Apple Tree Nature Hills
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Incredible Flavor Summerred Apple Tree

  • Early Season
  • Crisp Texture
  • Bright, Sweet and Tart Flavor
  • People Rave About the Taste
  • Perfect Apple for the Pacific Northwest
  • Reliable Fruit Set During Cool Summers
  • Fresh Eating and Baking Apple
  • Good Keeping Apple
  • Shows Resistance to Apple Scab

You've probably heard the rave reviews about Summerred Apple Tree (Pyrus communis 'Summer Crisp'). This reliable producer is a wonderful variety for climates with cool summers. Backyard orchards in the Pacific Northwest should include this hot variety!

Hybridized in British Columbia from Mcintosh and Golden Delicious parents, Summerred produces dark red, oval fruits. The flavor is reminiscent of Golden Delicious, but a bit more robust and full-flavored.

These early ripening apples are great for fresh eating and baking. The fruit also stores well!

Summerred is a hardy selection that shows some resistance to apple scab in many areas. You'll need to plant a partner tree for pollination.

People have been snapping up our Summerred Apple trees like hotcakes. Order this tremendous Apple variety for your home garden today!

How to Use Summerred Apple Tree in the Landscape

Developed in the Pacific Northwest, Summerred is a hardy and productive hybrid. The red fruits have a fine eating quality. They are excellent for fresh eating, but are firm enough to hold up to baking.

The juicy fruit is well-balanced and features hints of strawberry. Use these special apples as part of a dessert tray with an assortment of artisan cheeses.

Summerred is also an attractive tree in its own right. With snowy white spring blooms and highly ornamental red fruit, you'll be tempted to use it as a focal point in an Edible Landscape.

Fruit trees can be allowed to grow to their full size and spread. Or, keep them as small as you would like with summer pruning for size control.

Backyard orchardists have successfully pruned Summerred to as small as 6 feet tall and wide. That yearly task makes harvest much easier!

Ensure pollination by planting several Apple trees in a group. You'll be delighted with their good looks, and great-tasting fruit.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Give Apple trees full sun, where they will get at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. For best results, we also recommend a somewhat protected spot that has plenty of air circulation.

Soils that drain quickly after a rain event are a must. If needed, create a mounded heap of soil 18 inches high and 3 feet wide. Plant directly in that mound.

Water carefully to establish new plants during their first season. Apply supplemental water during summer, when the fruit is developing.

Prune to correct shape and establish the structure in late winter. Prune while your tree is dormant, before new growth appears.

You'll love the snappy, sweet crunch of these popular dessert apples. Order Summerred Apple from the expert growers at Nature Hills today!

Recommended Pollinators: Braeburn, Gala, Arkansas Black, Snow Sweet, GoldRush

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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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
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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Summerred Apple Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Botanical Name Malus 'Summerred'
Mature Height 12 - 18 feet
Mature Spread 12 - 15 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Type Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Harvest Time Late Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time Late Summer