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Red Winesap Apple

Red Winesap Apple

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Winesap Red Apple

Malus domestica 'Winesap - Red'

Grandpa's Choice™ Red Winesap is an old-time favorite in many places. It is a medium size, dark red apple that is great for cooking and cider because of its aromatic fragrance and rich, spicy flavor. Must have been called winesap for a reason. Trees are resistant to fireblight and ripens mid-October to early November.


12-16 Feet



10-14 Feet


Hardiness Zone


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3434 Red Winesap Apple on Semi-Standard (Bud 118) root, Extra Large 5/8" up caliper grade $26.99 Add to Cart

Malus domestica 'Winesap - Red'
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Winesap is a medium size apple at best, so good thinning is required for better size. Winesap is not a good pollinator for other varieties. It blooms early and should be pollinated by other early season bloomers.


A Little History about Winesap Red Apple

Winesap is an old variety dating from the early 1800s.

Malus domestica 'Winesap - Red' Characteristics & Attributes

Bloom Character
Pollinizer needed
Thin heavily for size
Early blooming
Disease Resistance
Fire Blight Resistance
Fruit Characteristics
Medium size fruit
Growth Rate/Habit
Average vigor
Very productive
Spreading habit
Harvest Period
Late fall
Other Attributes
Somewhat spicy
Sub-acid flavor
Grandpa's Choice™
Keeps well
Complex flavor
Site Requirements
Full Sun
Skill Required
Average skill
Good for sauce
Juice or Cider
High dessert quality
Cooking or baking
Good for pies