Malus domestica “Carter’s Blue’
This is an Alabama heirloom apple from the 1840’s. It originated on the home site of Colonel Carter near Montgomery, Alabama. The fruit is greenish/yellow with dark red marbling and ripens in August and September. The flesh is crisp, juicy and very fragrant. A good eating apple and also use to make cider. Our trees are grafted on EMLA-106 rootstock and will be 10-21 feet tall at maturity. Plant in full sun in well drained soil. Requires 900 to 950 hours of chilling. Hardy in zones 3-8. Another apple variety is required for cross pollination in order to produce fruit. Trees are 3 gallon size and are shipped bare root.