Growing Zones: 6-9 outdoors(hardy down to 0℉) 6-9 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 15-20 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 8-10 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Harvest Time:
- Year to Bear:
- Fruits 1st Year!
- Botanical Name:
- Malus domestica 'Pink Lady'
- Does Not Ship To:
- AZ, CA, ID, OR
Sweet Apples from Fragrant Flowering Tree
Versatile Tree Performs Majority of the Year
The Pink Lady Apple does extraordinarily well in hot climates and thrives in colder climates too! It's cold-hardy, heat-resistant, and easy to grow. Delicious tasting apples aside, the tree puts on a show from spring through fall.
Spring and Summer Beauty
Creamy white to pale pink blossoms appear in the spring and multiply through the summer. The delicate flowers are a breathtaking contrast against emerald foliage. You'll find the air around this tree heavily perfumed from the enormous amount of sweet fragrant blooms.
Impressive Autumn Color
If you're looking for a tree that offers fall color, this one is a must-have. In mid to late October, this tree's foliage comes alive in a fiery explosion of orange, maroon, and blushing yellow hues.
Long Season and Shelf Life
Your Pink Lady apples will ripen from September through the fall season. This works out perfectly for all your fall and winter holiday baking, as they taste best when stored for a few weeks. They're perfectly delicious refrigerated up to 6 weeks. Pink Lady apples are an interesting combination of attractive crimson blush over a base of pale greenish yellow. These are stunning in a bowl as a dining centerpiece during the holidays.
Preferred Apple for Baking
The Pink Lady makes a tasty treat fresh off the tree or in salads and performs equally well when sauced, baked and canned. The delicious fruit is a favorite for bakers that are serious about their apple pies, tarts, and crisps. Its flesh is creamy light yellow, dense and juicy. Fruit size runs medium to large with a subtle aroma of sweet pear, melon, and cider. Some claim to taste hints of honeydew and of orange.
Get ready for years of enjoyment as you anticipate all the stages of this tree from spring through fall. Place your order now and we'll ship it right to you the next business day.
Pink Lady® Apple Tree Pollination
Pink Lady® Apple Trees are not self-fertile. You will need to plant another variety to achieve fruiting.
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Pink Lady Apple Tree
This tree came about 6' tall in the box totally bare. Not one leaf. So I'm assuming its deciduous. I purchased it to pollinate my Fuji Apple. Since I just received it that's all I can say about it. Waiting for it to wake up. Until the...
Arrived in great condition. Had to wait a couple weeks to plant but the transplant went well. Seeing new growth already. Very excited to watch them grow and produce!
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The Pink Lady tree first of all arrived in great condition my wife said that I won't even be able to grow apples for I don't have the greenest of thumbs I didn't have to to Fast m-Growing-trees did it for me. The tree came with 1 Apple on it '. Ok I'm all seriousness the tree was planted the same day and within a week it had new growth and over a month later is thriving very well. It's pollinator the Honey Crisp was in the same perfect condition. Both were supposed to be 5-6'. They may have been a little bit larger. Very impressed with the over earth and shipping speed with the trees. I highly recommend this company because their product after 2 separate purchases has been great.
The Pink Lady Apple Tree arrived healthy and with several small fruits. I look forward to having apples soon. I am from North Carolina and love my apples. Now that I live in Florida it is exciting to be able to grow apples.
Our pink lady showed up in very good condition. Planted it and has been growing since. Can't wait until we can have some apples from it.
Planting & Care
The Pink Lady apple tree (Malus domestica ‘Pink Lady’) is a compact apple tree, reaching an overall height of 15-20 feet tall and 8-10 feet wide. This low chill variety is not as cold tolerant as other varieties, only tolerating temperatures down to 0 degrees. This particular apple tree does best in USDA growing zones 6-9 and only requires 200-400 chill hours in order to properly produce fruit. One of the harvest season’s later producing trees, these make great apples for baking, adding a fresh touch to your holiday dessert dishes.
Location: Be sure that the location you plan to plant your tree will receive full sun which means at least six hours of direct sun each day. If the area receives more than half a day’s shade then the tree will not perform well. Drainage is essential so if you have an overabundance of clay, some soil amending may be required. The pH range of the soil (for the best results) is 6.0-6.5 and a soil test can determine this easily. Testing kits can be found at your local gardening center to test the acidity of your soil. If the soil is mostly sand then amending peat moss into the sand will help with moisture retention otherwise more frequent irrigation will be needed.
Planting Directions (in ground): Now that you have found your ideal planting location for the Pink Lady apple there are some basic steps for planting the tree. You can raise the acidity of the soil if necessary using lime or wood ash. To lower the pH you can amend sulfur, sphagnum peat or aluminum/iron sulfate into the soil.
1) Make your planting site hole twice the width of the root ball and just as deep.
2) Gently comb your hands over the root ball to free up the roots before planting. Take care not to be to rough with the roots.
3) Place your new Pink Lady apple tree in the hole and be sure it’s straight as you begin to back fill the hole. Tamp down the soil as you fill the hole to prevent air pockets from forming.
4) Water the planting site to settle the soil and then mulch around the base to prevent competing weeds and grasses from growing around the area.
*Tip: Make sure your mulch is not touching the base of the trunk as this can encourage rot and fungus from forming.
Planting Directions (potted tree): Most wouldn’t think you cannot grow an apple tree that isn’t a dwarf variety in a pot. With the Pink Lady apple you can definitely grow a happy, healthy apple tree in a pot! Growing this way will also help maintain the tree at a more manageable height.
1) You will want to start off with a fairly large pot for the apple tree to have enough space to stretch out its root system. A ten gallon or even a fifteen gallon pot will be a good size to start with. Plastic pots may not be a good selection as they can get hot in the sun and aren’t insulated against the cold.
2) Select a well draining, quality potting soil mix to fill the pot.
3) Some light trimming of the roots is encouraged before potting the tree to prevent it from becoming a root bound mess in the pot. Snip the roots so they are about ½ inch from the inside wall of the pot.
4) Be sure you add enough soil to the bottom of the pot so the graft union will be level with the rim of the pot. Fill the pot until there is about a 2 inch space from the rim to the top of the soil.
Watering (in ground): Your Pink Lady apple will benefit from a regular watering habit each week. You may need to water more often in times of extreme heat or drought. The soil surrounding your tree should be moist, but never saturated. Light green leaves can be a sign of over watering, while drooping leaves can be a sign of both over or under watering.
Watering (potted): Water slowly when you irrigate the tree to ensure even moisturizing of the soil. When the tree is in a dormant state, only provide enough water to keep the soil slightly moistened. As soon as you see newer growth coming out of the tree you can water whenever the top 2 inches of the soil feels dry.
Pruning (in ground): Once your tree has become established and is starting to bear fruit, it will need some periodic, moderate pruning. Only prune the tree during times of dormancy making sure to remove any vigorous, upright stems which are quite common in the upper portion of the tree. Weak, damaged or dead branches should also be removed. Low hanging, droopy branches should also be removed. As a branch declines with age it should be cutback to let younger branches take over and produce better.
Pruning (potted): Once you have your tree potted and comfortable, prune the branches back to about
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|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
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|$149 & above||Free Shipping!|
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|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
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|Zones 5||Week of April 14th|
|Zones 6||Week of March 31st|
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