The Stayman Winesap Apple grows in acidic, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, silty loam, well drained soils.
Winesap apples are good for cooking, baking and cider. They can be stored for a long time if stored properly (over six months is common).
A large red apple that is the most popular winter keeper with a tart, rich, wine like flavor. This is a triploid; it cannot pollinate other apple trees. (Pollinate with Red or Yellow Delicious, Jonathan, Early Harvest or a variety from a different apple family) (zones 5 - 8)
Apples are eaten by a variety of birds and mammals. The leaves and branches are browsed. The trees can be destroyed by rodents and rabbits girdling the stem or trunk.
The standard grows to 20' - 25', semi-dwarf grows to 12' - 15', and dwarf grows to 10' in height.
Standard spread grows to 25', semi-dwarf grows to 12'- 15', and dwarf grows to a 10' spread.
This tree requires moist, well drained soil and is not drought tolerant.
Ranging between 2"-4", these coarse-veined, dark green leaves have a toothed margin and are alternate on the twig.
They are generally all pink instead of white to pinkish white, which is unusual for apple tree leaves.
Mid season to late mid-season bloom time. A triploid, the pollen is sterile..
This apple is medium to large, round to cone shaped with a dull red color and crisp, juicy, yellowish flesh. Harvested in mid to late October.