Red Apples

Williams' Pride MiniNo, these aren’t Santa Rose Plums; these are Williams’ Pride apples, a bit small because I didn’t thin enough, that dropped off the tree this morning. 

Usually an apple requires sunny, warm days and cold nights to color up best, but Williams’ Pride seems to color up from the heat.  Hot, humid August nights make them deep purple like the example above, almost the color of Arkansas Black you see on the header of this blog.

This is an excellent quality apple that has proven worthy enough for me to plant it on seedling rootstock to shade the bedroom, only one of three full-size apple trees on my city lot (out of over 100 apple trees).  I’ve also recommended it to a deer researcher in Georgia who’s looking for an apple to plant for feedlots to attract deer.  The quality of Williams’ Pride and its disease-resistance should make a good fit for him.

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