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Apples: Malus domestica 'Lodi'

Botanical name: Malus domestica 'Lodi'

Common name: apple

also known as (semi-dwarf apple)

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Mercer island, Wa

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Soil: damp, acidic, sand
Zones: 4a thru 8b

bee attracting, edible

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You'll love 'Lodi' and the sweetness and "tang" of this smooth-skin green apple with its crisp white flesh, especially if you are already a fan of 'Yellow Transparent'. The 'Lodi' yellow apple is flavorful, firm and exceptionally juicy flesh. Great for those who can't wait for the year's fresh apples. They can be used for pies, applesauce, and good old-fashioned cider, and, of course, can be picked right off the tree. What a vigorous tree this is! Let the winds blow and snow pile up. You'll still get a huge load of succulent apples (early July in Zone 5). Apples often develop a pretty pink blush, but we suggest picking when they are still light green and about 3 inches in diameter. Yields an average of 10 bushels with some variation depending on the season and pollination. Will reach a height of 18-20 feet at maturity. Plant trees 25-35 feet apart. One-year plant. Needs well drained, fertile soil. Full sun is best, but must have at least a half day of sun. Pollinate with 'Starkspur EarliBlaze,' 'Redfree,' 'Cortland', 'McIntosh' and 'Yellow Delicious.' -- edited by dtd pbcouchman

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