Grandpa's Nature Friendly™ Varieties
Avoid spraying as much and grow more organically with these varieties.
Nittany Apple

Nittany Apple

Nittany Apple

Malus domestica 'Nittany'

Nittany is a variety very similar to York Imperial, and is an excellent cooking and processing apple like York, but without the corking problem that York has.  The flesh is yellowish and doesnot oxidize easily.  The fruit is large and attractive, with an orange-red color.  It is a late bloomer, but can be used as a pollinator for mid- to late season bloomers.  Ripens late in the season in October.  A good keeper.

Nittany Apple Pricing

Item # Description Price
2861 Nittany Apple - OUT OF STOCK FOR THE SEASON $0.00 Add Add to Cart


12-15 Feet



10-15 Feet

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-9


Malus domestica 'Nittany'
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Nittany needs to be thinned hard so as to not set too heavy a crop and become biennial.  The tree is vigorous and productive, and susceptible to fire blight.


A Little History about Nittany Apple

Nittany was introduced by the University of Pennsylvania as an alaternative to York and its sports.

Malus domestica 'Nittany' Characteristics & Attributes

Bloom Character
Late blooming
Pollinizer needed
Tends to biennial bear
Fruit Characteristics
Large fruit
Growth Rate/Habit
Very vigorous
Very productive
Harvest Period
Late season
Late fall
Other Attributes
Somewhat tart
Keeps well
Long-term keeper
Site Requirements
Full Sun
Frost Resistant
Winter hardy
Skill Required
Average skill
Good for pies
Good for sauce
Canning or freezing
Cooking or baking