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Keepsake Apple

Keepsake Apple

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Keepsake Apple

Malus domestica 'Keepsake'

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.


Height

12-15 Feet

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Spread

10-15 Feet

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Hardiness Zone

3-8

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Item # Description Price
3850 Keepsake Apple on Semi-Dwarf (EMLA 7) root, Medium 7/16-1/2" caliper grade (FFT) $28.49 Add to Cart
3851 Keepsake Apple on Semi-Standard (M 111) root, Medium 7/16-1/2" caliper grade (FFT) $28.49 Add to Cart

Malus domestica 'Keepsake'
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Keepsake is moderately vigorous and resistant to fire blight and cedar apple rust.

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A Little History about Keepsake Apple

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!

Malus domestica 'Keepsake' Characteristics & Attributes

Bloom Character
Mid-season blooming
Disease Resistance
Fire Blight Resistance
Cedar Rust Resistance
Fruit Characteristics
Medium size fruit
Growth Rate/Habit
Average vigor
Very productive
Harvest Period
Late season
Late fall
Other Attributes
Long-term keeper
Grandpa's Nature Friendly™
Aromatic
Complex flavor
Very crisp
Site Requirements
Full Sun
Very hardy
Skill Required
Average skill
Uses
Good for sauce
High dessert quality
Cooking or baking
Good for pies