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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Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Hardiness:

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

Pollination:

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Rootstock Vigor:

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Bearing Habit:

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Disease Resistance:

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Fruit Usage:

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Other details:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

By grafting

By budding

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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Regional

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

Daleville, Alabama

Newberry, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

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 "