Trent apple tree - Zone 4 - A McIntosh seedling  -

Trent apple tree - Zone 4 - A McIntosh seedling

Trent is a red apple that can be kept for six months. The tree is hardy to zone 4 and is resistant to scab and fire blight. The Trent apple is a McIntosh seedling originating from Ontario.

HeightAvailabilityPriceQuantitySubtotal
1-2 Feetin stock$35.00$0.00
Total$0.00

The fruit

The Trent is a medium to large sized apple and its shape is round to slightly ellipsoid. It's a completely red apple with a crispy firm flesh that is cream in colour with a hint of light green. It's a good quality apple with a moderately acidic taste. It is best used fresh or processed. While not the most bountiful producer, the apples are suitable for juicing. An extremely good keeper, the apples can be stored for 6 months.  It is ready to harvest around mid-October.  Our thanks to Marc Perron for the photo.

The tree

The Trent apple tree is vigorous, productive and it produces early. Trent is loved because of its resistance to scab and fire blight.

Origin

The original Trent apple tree was a cross between the McIntosh and R18T40 [Jonathan x (Rome Beauty x M. floribunda 821 sib)] varieties produced by the Agriculture Canada Research Station in Ottawa.  It was introduced into Ontario in 1979 and was previously known by the name Ottawa-531.

CharacteristicValue
Height at maturity7 metres (23 feet)
Spacing9 metres (30 feet)
Hardiness zone4
SoilWell drained
Sun / shadeFull sun
FloweringMid-May
HarvestMid-October
Average fruit weight150g
Fruit colorRed
Years to bear fruit3
Pollination
Latin nameMalus sp. 'Trent' (Malus sp. 'McIntosh' x Malus sp. 'R18T40' )
Average diameter of fruit6 cm (2 1/2 inches)
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