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PlantFiles: Apple
Malus x domestica 'Tropic Sweet'

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

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12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

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)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Unknown - Tell us

Rootstock Vigor:
Unknown - Tell us

Bearing Habit:
Unknown - Tell us

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Fruit Usage:
Unknown - Tell us

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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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive cavalrymedic On Apr 18, 2007, cavalrymedic from Newberry, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

A great backyard tree in my area. Grows quickly and is sturdy. Apples are smallish, but very tasty. They do not keep long though. My tree is on a dwarfing rootstock, but has reached 15 feet in 7 years. Blooms prolifically about three times a year. The first, early bloom is in winter and sets no fruit. The secon, main bloom is in march and has an acceptable set of fruit which I have to thin in heavy years. Final bloom is in fall and sets small fruit which soon drop. Shows very little damage from pests or disease, but I have yet to tangle with Cedar Apple Rust. Is pollinated by Anna, Dorsett Golden, and a native crab apple.

Neutral Farmerdill On Nov 25, 2006, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

From Just Fruits and Exotics: "New University of Florida release. Super sweet, low-acid fruit. Pale yellow, with a rosy red blush. Excellent production. Ripens late June. Use ANNA or DORSETT GOLDEN for pollination. 250 chill hours. Zones 8B-9B "


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

Daleville, Alabama
Newberry, Florida

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