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PlantFiles: Apple
Malus x domestica 'Summer Champion'

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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: Summer Champion
Registered or introduced: 1925

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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)

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:
Unknown - Tell us

Fruit Usage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By grafting

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Profile:

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Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral amandaemily On Jun 24, 2007, amandaemily from Gulf Coast
United States (Zone 9a) wrote:

Notes from USDA GRIN

Fruit: size large, 70-80 mm; skin 70-100% red, blushed; shape round-conic; flesh semifirm, nearly white; flavor subacid; eating quality fair; harvest season mid-September, 3 wks before Delicious. Tree: precocious cropping; product- ive; annual cropping; fruits drop as they ripen. Early Fall, large, red, fair quality.

Unknown: discovered 1921; introduced about 1925.

Neutral Big_Red On Dec 15, 2004, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

An early summer apple which originated around 1897 in Washington County, Arkansas. It was later introduced by Stark Bros Nursery in 1907 and sold commercially through the early part of the 20th century. Fruit is medium-sized and slightly conical in shape. The yellow skin is mostly covered with red and pink stripes. The yellowish flesh is crisp and juicy. Ripens in July.

Regional...

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

Bethelridge, Kentucky



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