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Malus x domestica 'Anna'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Malus (MAY-lus) (Info)
Species: x domestica (doh-MESS-tik-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Anna

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10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Time:
Early season flowering

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Rootstock Vigor:
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Bearing Habit:

Disease Resistance:
Resistant to Apple Scab
Resistant to Apple Powdery Mildew
Resistant to Cedar-Apple Rust
Resistant to Fireblight

Fruit Usage:

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By grafting
By budding

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6 positives
4 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Angelina32310 On Feb 26, 2015, Angelina32310 from Tallahassee, FL wrote:

In North Florida my Anna makes large sweet crisp apples around June 25 that brown rapidly, often before you finish eating them. It's disease free after 4 years and I've never sprayed it. It started making apples it's third year. It's not self fertile so it needs a pollinator like Dorsett Golden or Tropic Sweet which bloom at the same time. Anna is a low chill apple and it often blooms early getting caught in a freeze here but it has a month long bloom season and so far it's always made apples and never been killed back by our 20F temps.

Positive cavalrymedic On Jan 2, 2013, cavalrymedic from Newberry, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

Very Vigorous and fast growing tree. Has remained disease and pest free. Must be pruned every year to reduce water sprouts. Large apples that keep about one month in the refrigerator. Needs cross pollination to set much fruit. Excellent choice in my area. Has never needed any pesticides.

Neutral palmbob On May 29, 2012, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

previously listed zone topping out at 8b is definitely wrong (will get that changed soon)... does fantastic in southern California zones up to 10a.. in fact, this apple is particularly good for our region as it does not need the same cooling period many apples need to make good fruit. Temps that never get below 32F still stimulate excellent fruit production. Cant say it's the world's best tasting apple, but not bad.

Neutral frogymon On Dec 11, 2011, frogymon from Lisle, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

twigsnberries states that Anna needs a pollinator; this is not true. Anna is self-fertile, but benefits from a pollinator.

Neutral FallbrookGardnr On Jul 25, 2011, FallbrookGardnr from Fallbrook, CA wrote:

Justed moved to Fallbrook property with many fruit tree's that have been neglected. We have several varieties of apples...3 Anna Apple that are producing fruit now (July).
We are not sure when to fertilize, how to prune after growing season, and how to maintain...suckers, disease, keep insects from eating, etc. Any helpful tips would be appreciated.

Positive imanerd On Jan 30, 2011, imanerd from Saucier, MS (Zone 8b) wrote:

This variety blooms very early. Something to keep in mind when selecting a pollinator.

Positive vossner On Feb 1, 2009, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

FEB 1, 2009: Chose it because of its low chill requirements (200 chill hours), suitable for my area. It doesn't require a pollinator but abundant literature says planting Golden Dorsett or Gala leads to better fruit production. I may get a pollinator next year.

APR 20, 2012: Got my first apple ever, actually 3. Wonder if squirrels, et al will leave them alone until June. In 2010 I planted a Golden Dorsett as a pollinator.

Per Urban Harvest, Houston TX: Large crops of large, sweet, crisp, mild flavored fruit that stores 2 months. Self-fruitful, but better production if pollinated by Dorsett Golden. A low-chilling yellow apple with a slight red blush. The fruit ripens in early June, softens fast and should be handled carefully. Optimum harvest is before one third of the peel develops the red blush.

Positive kmhappel On Jan 31, 2009, kmhappel from Vista, CA wrote:

Our Anna Apple is a strong grower and has the lowesty chill requirement of any apple that I know of (+/- 100 hours). The tree definitely likes the presence of a Golden Dorsett or Fuji as pollinator. The tree is relatively little bother and doesn't seem to mind an occasional intrusion of coastal weather (fog) that causes some of the other trees in the orchard to require care.

Positive twigsnberries On Dec 12, 2008, twigsnberries from Titusville, FL wrote:

A nice small apple tree similar to macintosh flavor for florida or other low chill areas, about 75 -100 hours below 45 deg. It does require a pollinator, yellow dorsett is compatible.

Neutral Big_Red On Jan 2, 2006, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Parentage / Origin: Israel
Description: Yellow variety with red blush has a sweet, crisp flavor. Keeps two months refrigerated.
Tree Characteristics: Low chill (200 hours) variety.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Daleville, Alabama
Mesa, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Fallbrook, California
Hemet, California
Long Beach, California
Rialto, California
San Anselmo, California
Vista, California
Milton, Florida
Newberry, Florida
Tallahassee, Florida (2 reports)
Titusville, Florida
Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaii
Kailua, Hawaii
Saucier, Mississippi
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Baytown, Texas
Huntsville, Texas
Richmond, Texas

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