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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.


12-15 Feet



10-15 Feet


Hardiness Zone


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Item # Description Price
3938 Keepsake Apple on Dwarf (Geneva 11) root, Large 1/2-5/8" caliper grade $29.99 Add to Cart

Malus domestica 'Keepsake'
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

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


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™
Complex flavor
Very crisp
Site Requirements
Full Sun
Very hardy
Skill Required
Average skill
Good for sauce
High dessert quality
Cooking or baking
Good for pies