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PlantFiles: Apple
Malus x domestica 'Alexander'

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Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Malus (MAY-lus) (Info)
Species: x domestica (doh-MESS-tik-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Alexander
Additional cultivar information: (aka Emperor Alexander, Grand Alexander, Kaiser Alexander)

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Height:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

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

Hardiness:
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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Pollination:
Unknown - Tell us

Rootstock Vigor:
Unknown - Tell us

Bearing Habit:
Unknown - Tell us

Disease Resistance:
Resistant to Apple Scab

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Big_Red On Nov 13, 2004, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Also known as: Emperor Alexander, Grand Alexander and Kaiser Alexander.

Parentage / Origin: c.1700s Ukraine, introduced to England 1805
Harvest / Season: Harvest: late September - mid October, Season: late September - mid October
Description: Excellent cooking apple and good eating apple. Very large, conical shape. Pale green-yellow skin streaked with red, or orange and flushed with brilliant red where in the sun



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