Keepsake Apple


  • Minnesota  US
  • 1936
  • Small, very crisp and sweet apple. Keeps very well.

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Spy X mn447(o.p. malinda), irregularly shaped, but very crisp juicy and aromatic apple, hard when picked, mellows in storage, red apple. Another of a myriad of cold hardy apples from the University of Minnesota breeding program of late. Cold hardy into zone 3, but it does need a good long season to get nice and sweet, ideally ripening in late October here in northern Vermont (which we do not always get before solid freezing). The bad news aside from late ripening is the scab susceptibility and the small size (often around 2 inches). The GOOD news is that this can be a sweet and incredibly crispy little delight. It is also outstanding for storage (we have kept it in cold common storage into the following spring). So, not a great commercial apple, but a must have for homesteaders.

Available Services:

Tree Pruning
Proper pruning ensures a healthier tree, improves fruit size and increases fruit yield. Fruit trees should be pruned during winter dormancy. We’ll prune individual trees or an entire orchard.

We offer services for those who would like assistance in planting and/or maintaining trees and help with everything from staking trees to trellising grapes and berries. We will show you the proper procedures for caring for your home orchard or do the maintenance for you.

Custom Grafting
In addition to grafting the fruit trees we sell, we also offer custom grafting services. We can graft a hard to find cultivar, a reproduction from your own tree, or we can graft onto an existing tree on your property. New trees can be sent right away or grown a year here.

We do site visits, help with soil and other tests, and planning. Included are written plans for the implementation and day to day operations of your future of existing plantings. Fees vary according to the extent of the operation. Contact us for further info.

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