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Winesap (Stayman) Apple




If you want to grow organic, choose Stayman Winesap. Understandably a legendary heirloom apple: Stayman Winesap was once the #1 most planted commercial apple being grown in Kentucky. This is because of it’s superior qualities and adaption to this region. First, Stayman is highly disease resistant to common apple diseases including the dreaded cedar apple rust, fireblight and mildew. Not an issue on Stayman. Next, the tree is HIGHLY productive of medium-large apples. The fruit quality is excellent, being a smooth blend of sweet and mild tartness that makes good apples so good. More sweet for sure, and very pleasing texture is crisp yet not hard. Stayman is versatile; excellent dessert eating, epic cider, juicing and even good for pies! 

Resistant to cedar apple rust, mildew and fire blight. Strong, sturdy grower, heavy producing. Adaptable to many soils and climates. Showy pink spring blossoms require a pollinator. Well-adapted to central and southeastern US conditions. One of the best.

Very good keeper and late season harvester; fruit which is not harvested in a timely manner can sometimes crack, but remains good for home-use. Mid-season blooms can avoid spring frosts.

A first-rate apple variety for backyard and market which comes highly recommend.     


Uses: Excellent Fresh eating, cooking, cider.

Resistant to: CEDAR APPLE RUST, FIREBLIGHT, mildew.

Blooms: Mid Season

Ripens: Late Season (late September in KY)

Pollination: Not a pollinator (sterile pollen). Pollinated by: Enterprise, Grimes Golden, Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, Fuji, Red Delicious, Honeycrisp, Jonathan, Redfree, Winecrisp, Wolf River.

Plant Size: CHOOSE BELOW. One-Year old, typically unbranched, bare-toot tree.

Rootstocks: Choose Below

Zones 4-8 

Additional information

Rootstock and Size

Semi-Dwarf M111 (4-5') Bare-Root, Semi-Dwarf M111 (3-4') Bare-Root, Semi-Dwarf M111 (2-3') Bare-Root, Dwarf M7 (3-4') Bare-Root, Dwarf M7 (2-3') Bare-Root, Dwarf M7 (1-2') Bare-Root, Dwarf M7 (4-5') Bare-Root

1 review for Winesap (Stayman) Apple

  1. Trina

    Stayman Winesap : This apple originated in Kansas in 1866 as a seedling of the original Winesap . It has been an important commercial apple for the past 100 years. It grows well in the south and is resistant to apple scab and cedar apple rust. The fruit is good for fresh eating, cooking, and making cider.

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