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Zestar!R) Apple

Zestar!R) Apple

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Zestar!® Apple

Malus domestica 'Zestar!®'

Grandpa's Choice™ Zestar!(R) is a rather new variety that is gaining in excitement. It is an early season apple with excellent, dessert quality. It is very crisp and juicy with an abover average sweet/tart flavor. This apple is 60-85% read on a yellow background. It will store quite well for several weeks after being picked in late August in the midwest.


10-15 Feet



10-12 Feet


Hardiness Zone


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Item # Description Price
2657 Zestar!(R) Apple on Semi-Standard (Bud 118) root, Extra-Large 5/8" & up caliper grade $26.99 Add to Cart
3926 Zestar!(R) Apple on Semi-Standard (Bud 118) root, Medium 7/16-1/2" caliper grade $24.49 Add to Cart
3927 Zestar!(R) Apple on Semi-Standard (EMLA 111) root, Large 1/2-5/8" caliper grade $26.99 Add to Cart

Malus domestica 'Zestar!®'
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Zestar!® is vigorous when planted, but as it starts producing it settles down and can become quite spurry. It has a nice spreading habit and is easy to care for. It is susceptible to scab and somewhat susceptible to fire blight.


A Little History about Zestar!® Apple

Zestar® is another introduction from the famous University of Minnesota apple breeding program, which has introduced so many successful extra hardy apple varieties like Honeycrisp™. It has State Fair in its parentage. It is one of the only apples we know with an ! point as part of its name.

Malus domestica 'Zestar!®' Characteristics & Attributes

Bloom Character
Early blooming
Pollinizer needed
Fruit Characteristics
Large fruit
Growth Rate/Habit
Average vigor
Early to bear
Spurry habit
Harvest Period
Early season
Other Attributes
Very juicy
Grandpa's Choice™
Keeps well
Somewhat tart
Very crisp
Site Requirements
Full Sun
Very hardy
Skill Required
Average skill
Juice or Cider
High dessert quality
Cooking or baking
Good for pies
Good for sauce