Nova Easygro Apple Tree - Zone 3 - Nova Scotia apple similar to Cortland -

Nova Easygro Apple Tree - Zone 3 - Nova Scotia apple similar to Cortland

Nova Easygro is a medium to large all-purpose red apple with a well-rounded flavour and good storage life. Bred in Nova Scotia, it is also disease resistant.

HeightAvailabilityPriceQuantitySubtotal
1-2 Feetsold-out$35.00$0.00
Total$0.00

The Fruit

Nova Easygro is a medium to large apple. The skin is green complemented by a dull red blush over most of its surface. The flesh is snow white, crisp, and mildly juicy. This apple is similar in flavour to Cortland, sweet with a hint of tartness. It is ready for harvest in late September and stores for 4 months with both texture and flavour improving as time goes by.

The Apple Tree

Nova Easygro is not a particularly vigorous tree but it is reliable annual producer and gives solid yields. It shows a strong resistance to scab, powdery mildew and cedar apple rust, a moderate resistance to fire blight, but some susceptibility to quince rust. The tree is hardy to zone 3 and is self-sterile, which means it will need to be planted nearby another apple tree nearby.

Its Origin

Nova Easygro was developed from a cross made in 1956 between Spartan and experimental apple PRI 565 (Ill. 5 (Fanny x Jefferies) x 27-435 (Wealthy x R1274o-7A)).Introduced by the Canadian Department Agricultural Research Station in Kentville, Nova Scotia in 1971.

CharacteristicValue
Height at maturity7 metres (23 feet)
Spacing9 metres (30 feet)
Hardiness zone3
SoilWell drained
Sun / shadeFull sun
FloweringMid-May
HarvestLate September to Early October
Average fruit weight
Fruit colorGreen skin with red blush - White flesh
Years to bear fruit5
PollinationSelf-sterile
Latin nameMalus sp. Nova Easygro
Average diameter of fruit
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