Malus domestica ‘Stayman Winesap’
A lovely combination of tart and sweet, the Stayman Winesap apple has been popular since the days of the pioneers. They are not only tasty but also long-lived after being harvested, lasting 6 months or more in the refrigerator. The rich, wine-like flavor works well for applesauce, pies, and cider, and they are delicious eaten fresh. Pollinates with Red Delicious, Yellow delicious, Jonathan, or early harvest to ensure pollination. Bears fruit in 4-6 years.
Type: USDA zone 5-8
Light: Full Sun
Water: Water deeply and regularly; weekly, or more in extreme heat or containers.
Size: Slow growth; grows by less than 12″ per year to a height of 12’–15′ and a spread of around 15′ at maturity.