Have you ever wanted to grow your own apples but thought it would be too difficult? Well, it is time for you to try the USDA Organic Enterprise Apple (Malus x 'Co-op 30') and it is perfect for the beginner gardener or new home orchard.
This late-season producer is similar to the McIntosh but is more disease resistant so no need for spraying. So if you live in zones 4-9, you have finally found a variety that will revel in your winters and produce abundantly in your summers.
Imagine yourself strolling out toward your garden on a crisp fall morning, a steaming cup of coffee in hand, and picking your fresh apple breakfast from your USDA Organic Enterprise Apple tree!
The Enterprise's large, deep red fruit has firm yellow flesh with a tart and tangy flavor to complement your steaming coffee.
For those who like to have fresh apples well past the usual picking season, there's good news The USDA Organic Enterprise Apple will store well for up to two months, and the flavor will actually improve as it sits!
But before you ever see an apple develop on this strong and admiral tree, you will get to enjoy the beautiful rose-pink and white blossoms that appear in April. For nature lovers, the USDA Organic Enterprise Apple is a true treat! These wonderful blossoms will attract bees, butterflies, and even hummingbirds to your yard.
Ripening later in the season than most varieties and produces large crops of tasty apples. And because it grows quickly, you won't have to wait for too long to taste the fruit of your labor.
There's nothing quite like growing your own fruit and vegetables. Being in complete control of what goes into and onto your plants. Providing healthy food for you and your family that you grew yourself! It's a wonderful feeling! Plus, USDA Organic Enterprise Apple Tree makes it easy!
Lush green foliage grows on a strong, upright tree, providing a great backdrop for the red gems that will be soon adorning your tree! Great for most home orchards and larger yards where a dual purpose, ornamental flowering tree can pull double duty as edible landscaping!
This prolific variety will make you feel like a baking and culinary super-star, so plan for a lot of pies, canning or drying what you cannot eat fresh, or take a load to the cider mill!
Because they are disease resistant, Enterprise can survive well in the wild patches nearby your woodlands and property edges, just remember to put a 5-foot fence around it so the deer enjoy the apples, not the tree.
Lovely pink and white blooms make this tree an ideal specimen tree and the size means these are lovely shade plants for your garden beds and patios.
A picnic beneath the large boughs of an apple tree in full bloom show why there are entire festivals devoted to this tree in spring!
Pollinators will be buzzing about these blooms and aid in pollinating your vegetable gardens! Idyllic for cottage garden settings.
Like a driveway with these ornamental trees, or create a privacy row along a property edge for definition and privacy both you and your neighbors won't mind.
What conditions does this apple variety like? Like other varieties of apples, the USDA Organic Enterprise Apple likes full sun and nutrient-rich, loamy soil that drains well.
Keep an eye on the weather, and water your tree weekly or a little more often if you go too long without rain and the temperatures remain hot. Check the soil a few inches down to ensure you do not overwater.
Prune to ensure you have an open canopy in late winter, and control the size of your tree with pruning in summer or to thin the fruit.
A generous layer of mulch helps retain soil moisture as well as insulate the root system from heat and chill.
Adaptable and easy to grow, Enterprise has excellent resistance to apple scab, fire-blight, Cedar Apple Rust and powdery mildew.
Pollinators will need another apple tree to help your tree produce fruit. Other apple cultivars like Cortland, Empire, Fuji, Gala, Granny Smith, Honey Crisp, Jonathan, Suncrisp, Wine Crisp go well with this variety. Or you can even plant a crab apple such as Dolgo is suitable as a pollinator.
Developed here in North America jointly by the Illinois, Indiana, and New Jersey Agricultural Experimental Stations in 1994. This incredible apple variety has taken off ever since!
So now that you know that harvesting an impressively large crop of juicy red apples is not all that difficult, it is time for you to add one to your NatureHills.com shopping cart! In fact, you may want to order two!
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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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Malus x 'Co-op 30'|
|Mature Height||15 - 20 feet|
|Mature Spread||12 - 18 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Flower Color||Pink, White|
|Harvest Time||Late Season|
|Fruiting Time||3-5 Years|
|When To Prune||Late Winter|