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Mutsu Apple

SKU:
MALDMU
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SKU:
MALDMU
Weight:
5.00 LBS
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20 feet
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20 feet
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Full Sun
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Malus 'Mutsu'
Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Edible:
Yes
Evergreen/Deciduous:
Deciduous
Family:
Apple
Flower Color:
White
Foliage Color:
Green
Genus:
Malus
Growth Rate:
Medium
Hardiness Zone:
5a
Harvest Season:
Mid to Late Summer
Landscape Uses:
Accent, Shade, Orchard
Mature Height:
20 feet
Mature Width:
20 feet
Native:
Prune Time:
Late Winter Pruning
Self Polinating:
Cultivar
Light Needs:
Full Sun
Water Needs:
Average to Moist
_callout-4|Light Needs:
Full Sun
_callout-25|Foliage Color:
Green
_callout-26|Flower Color:
White
_callout-27|Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
_callout-10|Edible:
Yes
_callout-17|Landscape Uses:
Accent, Shade, Orchard

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Product Overview

Malus 'Mutsu'
A hardy, large golden apple, ideal for fresh eating or cooking; keeps well; ideal for home orchards, needs well-drained soil and full sun; eating apples are high maintenance, and need a second pollinator

Edible Qualities

Mutsu Apple is a small tree that is typically grown for its edible qualities. It produces large light green round apples (which are botanically known as 'pomes') with a gold blush and white flesh which are usually ready for picking from mid to late summer. The apples have a sweet taste and a juicy texture.

The apples are most often used in the following ways:

  • Fresh Eating
  • Cooking
  • Baking
  • Sauces

Features

Mutsu Apple features showy clusters of lightly-scented white flowers with shell pink overtones along the branches in mid spring, which emerge from distinctive pink flower buds. It has forest green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn yellow in fall. The fruits are showy light green apples with a gold blush, which are carried in abundance from mid to late summer. The fruit can be messy if allowed to drop on the lawn or walkways, and may require occasional clean-up.

This is a deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition. This is a high maintenance plant that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration:

  • Messy
  • Disease

Aside from its primary use as an edible, Mutsu Apple is sutiable for the following landscape applications:

  • Accent
  • Shade
  • Orchard/Edible Landscaping

Planting & Growing

Mutsu Apple will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more. This variety requires a different selection of the same species growing nearby in order to set fruit.

This tree is typically grown in a designated area of the yard because of its mature size and spread. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

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