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Apples: Malus domestica 'Akane'

Botanical name: Malus domestica 'Akane'

Common name: apple

also known as (semi-dwarf apple)

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Planted
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Sprite
created by:
chief cultivator

Mercer island, Wa

at a glance

Soil: damp, acidic, sand
Sun:
  
Zones: 5a thru 9b
Care:
easy
Lifespan:
deciduous
Category:   
Attributes:

bee attracting, edible

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description for "Apples: Malus domestica 'Akane' "

Semi-dwarf 'Akane' has round bright red fruit with crisp juicy flesh and the sprightly flavor of Jonathan. Good fresh. School box size - needs thinning for good size. Mid season bloom and ripening. Requires 600-700 hours winter chill. Precocious (early bearing) and cold hardy. Minimum of 6 hours of sun required during growing season. 3-4 years until fruit bearing though once bearing begins you can expect that it will be early in the season. 'Akane' is a cross-pollinator which is best pollinated by the varieties 'Nonesuch' and 'Fameuse'. -- edited by dtd pbcouchman

History:

"Akane' is a cross between 'Jonathan' and 'Worchester Permain' and was introduced in 1970.

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