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Keepsake Apple

Malus domestica 'Keepsake'
Keepsake Apple on Dwarf (Geneva 11) root, 2 Year Large grade
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  • »  Keepsake Apple is aptly named as it stores well!

Keepsake may not be the prettiest apple to look at, but it is a good one for the northern backyard because it is a heavy cropper of medium sized red apples that keep thru to Spring.  When picked the fruit is hard and very crisp with a strong aromatic flavor.  It mellows with storage and becomes a fine eating apple in January.  Ripens late in the season in October.

Keepsake is a cross of MN 447 (Frostbite™ X Northern Spy.  That is where is gets it hardiness, firmness and aromatic flavor from.  It is reputed to be a parent of Honeycrisp™, but there is some doubt about that now.  Anyway, it is another excellent introduction from the University of Minnesota in 1979!

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Fruit Characteristics
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Harvest Period
  Late fall
Site Requirements
  Full Sun
Skill Required