Even sweeter than the renowned Honey Crisp anyone can find in stores, this is the perfect apple for eating fresh. Or if you're working on your perfect fall dessert, give this a try. It cooks perfectly tender, and you can cut back on sugar. This is one of the Reachables® varieties, which stays compact enough to easily manage. The pruning, spraying and picking fruit can all be done while standing on the ground. Gone are the days you'll need room for a full orchard to enjoy fresh, sun-ripened fruit. It'll make a nice accent piece in your garden, and there's a sort of fairytale beauty with apples in a garden. This apple tree is not self-pollinating. However, if you don't have room for another apple tree, a good pollinator is the crab apple tree. Crab apple trees are very common, so the chances of having a pollinator nearby are high. Malus domestica 'Pixie Crunch' PP13871
Planting InstructionsDig a hole deep and wide enough to accommodate the roots without having to bend them. Firm soil around the roots and water thoroughly.
Soil RequirementWell-drained, fertile soil.
PruningThere are normally two goals when pruning an apple tree: 1. Initially on young trees to encourage a strong, solid framework 2. On mature trees to maintain shape and encourage fruit production. The best time to prune apple trees is in late winter or very early spring before any new growth starts.
Additional InformationMedium red colored, medium sized fruit, elongated round in shape. Flavor is super sweet, incredibly crisph, and very juicy.
Growth RateModerate. 1/2 bushel or more by the third or fourth season.