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Honeygold Apple Tree
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    Honeygold Apple Tree

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    Growing Zones: 4-7
    Growing Zones: 4-7
    Mature Height: 12-15 ft.
    Mature Width: 12-15 ft.
    Sunlight: Full Sun
    Spacing: 15 ft.
    Botanical: Malus domestica ‘Honeygold’
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    High Quality Apples with The Sweetest Flavor Perfect for Northern Climates

    Honeygold Apple (Malus domestica ‘Honeygold’) doesn’t mind cold weather; in fact, it thrives in it. This tough apple tree sails through sub-zero winters, and it not only lives to tell about it, but it holds bragging rights to some of the sweetest apples you’ll ever taste. Sweeter than Golden Delicious, Honeygold is the hands-down choice for growing in cold climates!

    You’ll Strike Gold When You Grow These Golden Apples
    Plant a Honeygold Apple tree, and you’ll have a treasure-trove of benefits that keep coming all season long, starting with the springtime flowers and ending with the fall harvest!

    Flowers. The dazzling flowers virtually cover this tree in springtime. Mostly white, the blossoms also have a slight pink tinge with the typical apple-blossom look. You can depend on Honeygold Apple tree to give your landscape an early-season wake-up call.

    Shade. When Honeygold’s flowers fade, the tree’s leaves form a shady canopy that’ll beckon you on warm days to pull up a chair and just enjoy being outside.

    Fruit. The real treasure appears with the arrival of Honeygold apples in the fall! During the summer, you’ll watch them grow into golden fruits that feature an artistic blush of light-pink splashed across them. They’re as pretty as they are sweet!

    It Even Endures Harsh Conditions
    If you live in an area that has harsh winters, you want to buy an apple tree that will prosper in your cold climate. You need a reliably cold-hardy apple tree that was actually put to the test in a severe-winter climate – not a tree that is only marginally hardy, which may or may not make it through the winter. So the bottom line is that if you want to find a truly cold-hardy apple tree, go straight to the source … one of the coldest apple-growing states. Minnesota has a challenging climate for growing apple trees because of its winter weather that’s colder than most fruit-growing regions. Since 1888, the University of Minnesota has led a world-renowned apple-breeding program. Their goal has been to breed apple trees that are specifically adapted for cold climates, and which bear superior-tasting apples. The Honeygold Apple tree graduated with honors from this program!

    Medium to Large Fruit with Sweeter Flavor Than the Golden Delicious Apple
    A cold-hardy apple tree that produced sub-standard fruit wouldn’t be highly prized. But Honeygold Apple tree has both bases covered for you. The apples are large, crisp, juicy, and flavorful! They’re also uncommon in grocery stores – this is a specialty apple, so you’ll have to grow your own to discover this well-kept secret.

    Apples Packed with So Much Flavor it’s Perfect for Snacking and Baking
    Imagine walking outside and picking a snack that is salt-free and fat-free, plus it’s loaded with complex carbohydrates for an energy boost. And don’t forget about the fiber – one Honeygold apple has as much dietary fiber as one bowl of bran cereal. You can also harvest your Honeygold apples to make applesauce, cobblers, and pies. So put on your apron and find your best apple recipes!

    Your Honeygold Apple Tree will Attract Many Butterflies and Hummingbirds
    Honeygold Apple trees are super plants for your backyard wildlife habitat garden. Apple-blossom nectar and pollen are delicacies for early spring pollinators. When flowers on other plants haven’t bloomed yet, your Honeygold Apple tree provides an early-season food source for bees and overwintering butterflies. Let your summer-flowering plants keep the hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees happy later in the year, but plant a Honeygold Apple tree to sustain them in springtime!

    If You’ve Never Grown Apple Trees Before
    Did you know that the University of Minnesota apple breeders intentionally expose their potential apple tree introductions to overwhelmingly harsh conditions? They do this to test the trees, of course, but it also benefits novice apple growers. The trees that pass all the trials with flying colors are “the best of the best.” They don’t require as much care as other apple trees, so you won’t have to fuss over them. The plant breeders even inoculate tiny seedlings with diseases to see which types of trees have a higher survivability rate than others. When you order a Honeygold Apple tree, you don’t have to understand the science behind why it was hand-selected by a team of plant breeders. All you have to do is enjoy the results!

    Superior Storage Qualities for up to 3 Months!
    As a little bonus to the other stellar qualities of Honeygold apples, you’ll love knowing that these particular apples are extremely “long-keepers.” They hold their firmness, texture, and flavor up to 3 months. Now that’s definitely an extended storage life compared to other kinds of apples! They’ll store easily in your refrigerator; and they’ll keep longer in plastic bags that have small holes for ventilation.

    How Many Trees Do I Need?
    You’ll need at least one other apple tree of a different type than Honeygold. This is because apple trees must be cross-pollinated by another tree for their flowers to be fertilized. If the flowers are not fertilized, the tree cannot set fruit. Recommended trees that provide cross-pollination for Honeygold are Honeycrisp, McIntosh, and Granny Smith. Another recommendation is to plant a beautiful flowering crabapple tree, which can provide pollen to other types of apple trees. Increased pollination – and therefore increased fruit set – occurs with more trees that you plant. Consider planting two other apple trees in addition to your Honeygold Apple. Your yard will be awash in apple blossoms in springtime, and you’ll increase your apple harvest three-fold!

    The Honeygold Apple Tree is The Perfect Fit for Your Small Yard
    Then you’ll be delighted to know that Honeygold Apple is a small tree! And you don’t have to plant an orchard of apple trees to harvest a lot of fruit. Even though you need two different types of apple trees for cross-pollination, you only need to plan for the trees’ mature heights and spacing. Honeygold grows only 12 to 15 feet tall with an equal spread, so if your yard is small, plant another apple tree that’s also a smaller variety. If you’re fortunate enough to have a neighbor who has an apple tree, you can cheat a bit. As long as your neighbor’s apple tree is within 100 feet of where you’re planting your Honeygold tree – you’re good to go!

    These Sweet Yellow Apples Also Thrive in Zones 4 through 7
    Although Honeygold Apple is adapted for extremely cold climates, it also handles hot summers. In fact, its perennial range extends across USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 4 through 7. If you live in a warmer region of this range, check with your Cooperative Extension Service to find out the number of chill-hours that occur where you live. This is a measure of how many hours each year the temperatures dip below 45 degrees F, which is important in the world of growing apples. Different types of apple trees have different chill-hour requirements, which affect their ability to produce fruit. Honeygold’s high chill-hour requirement is between 800 and 1,000.

    Quick-Start Growing Guide
    You don’t have to have a commercial orchard to grow Honeygold apples. Here are our best tips for planting and growing in your own backyard:

    Full sun. This is a very important step toward successfully harvesting a large apple crop – at least 8 hours of full sun each day is ideal.

    Soil type and pH. Honeygold Apple trees aren’t too fussy about soil type, but they do appreciate a pH that’s between 6.0 and 7.0.

    Soil drainage. Another essential for healthy growth is well-draining soil. You don’t want to plant a Honeygold apple tree where water still stands several hours after it rains.

    Proper placement. See the little “bump” near the soil level? That’s the graft union where we joined two trees together to form a hardier tree. Plant your Honeygold tree so this bump is 4 inches above the soil level.

    Watering. Give your newly planted tree a deep drink of water, and keep it watered well until it becomes established and starts growing. Then you only have to water it if rainfall doesn’t supply 1 inch of water each week from May through October.

    Fall cleanup. After your tree drops its leaves in autumn, rake all leaves, fruit, and other plant material from underneath the tree and discard it. This is an important step toward helping to prevent disease pathogens from overwintering underneath your tree.

    Fall mulching. When you rake the leaves from under your tree, apply a 3- to 4-inch layer of mulch to at least 3 feet from the trunk in all directions for young trees and to the entire spread of the canopy for older trees.

    A Longstanding History of Excellence
    “Malinda” is an apple tree that was a forerunner of Honeygold. This cold-tolerant apple tree produced seedlings that survived the record-breaking cold winter of 1917-1918 when Minnesota temperatures dipped to minus 40 degrees F. Some of these seedlings were genetically crossed to produce more cold-hardy apple trees, of which Honeygold is descended.

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