Malus, Apple 'Anna'

Malus pumila

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Malus (MAY-lus) (Info)
Species: pumila (POO-mil-uh) (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:

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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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This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Daleville, Alabama

Mesa, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

Fallbrook, California(5 reports)

Hemet, California

Long Beach, California

Rialto, California

San Anselmo, California

Vista, California(9 reports)

Milton, Florida

Newberry, Florida

Tallahassee, Florida(2 reports)

Titusville, Florida

Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaii

Kailua, Hawaii

Kaneohe Station, Hawaii

Keaau, Hawaii

Maunawili, Hawaii

Orchidlands Estates, Hawaii

Saucier, Mississippi

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Baytown, Texas

Huntsville, Texas

Richmond, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


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.


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.


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

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. Can't say it's the world's best tasting apple, but not bad.


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

'Anna' is self-fertile, but benefits from a pollinator.


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

Justed moved to Fallbrook property with many fruit trees that have been neglected. We have several varieties of apples...3 'Anna' apple that are producing fruit now (July).


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.


On Feb 1, 2009, vossner from East Texas,
United States (Zone 8a) 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 bef... read more


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.


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.


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.