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Black Winesap Step-Over

Similar to Sayman's winesap, this late ripening modest sized red apple dates from mid 1800's in Kansas. Skin can be  dark, more often mid-red and occasionally a wandering russet. Flesh crunchy and aromatic and distinctive pleasing vinous flavour (VINOUS: meaning it shares in a certain flavour complexity and intrigue like wine has. Does not mean it tastes like an old bottle of wine!)

Important note on size. All my stepovers didnt make sufficient growth, and as such are sold as "small". In the paddock most got up to mid thigh (when in leaf!) and should do just fine. They've been discounted accordingly.

As we grow it on other rootstocks, be sure that you want it as a Step-over.

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$35.00

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Specifications

Ripening Time June - July
Fertility Needs a pollinator (produces viable pollen)
Growth Habit Can be espaliered as a step-over and kept to 0.5m -1m. Free standing tree grows to around 1 -1.5m tall.
Rootstock Extra-dwarfing rootstock
Chill Tolerance Normal chill
Plant Sizes Normal: approx 70-130cm bare rooted; Small: approx 50-70cm bare rooted

Pollination Guide

  • Pollination is far simpler than most people think. Generally, unless self fertile simply get 2 or more different varieties in the same group (eg pears) to ensure adequate pollination. A more comprehensive explanation can be found in our Pollination Guide
  • More information on Espaliering
  • More information in our Articles and on planting and pruning.
  • Answers to Common Questions.

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Black Winesap Step-Over

Black Winesap Step-Over

Similar to Sayman's winesap, this late ripening modest sized red apple dates from mid 1800's in Kansas. Skin can be  dark, more often mid-red and occasionally a wandering russet. Flesh crunchy and aromatic and distinctive pleasing vinous flavour (VINOUS: meaning it shares in a certain flavour complexity and intrigue like wine has. Does not mean it tastes like an old bottle of wine!)