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Yates Apple Tree produces a small red apple primarily used for making cider apple.

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Yates Apple Tree

A small red apple that is very firm with dotted skin, has a juicy aromatic flesh with excellent taste. Besides cider making, it is good for applesauce as well as baking.   A heavy bearing apple and a good pollinator for most apples. The Yates apple tree is very easy to grow and a favorite for wildlife. This apple originated in Fayette County Georgia, and  was often called Red Warrior in the south.  Yates is an excellent pollinator but requires another variety of apple such as Arkansas Black to produce fruit.

  • Ripens in September and October
  • Height 15-20 feet
  • Full Sun
  • Zones 5-9
  • Best pollinators, Granny Smith Apple, Golden Delicious
  • Requires 900-1000 hours of chilling
  • Years to bear 2-5 years.
Bare Root Plants: the plant is shipped with the roots taken out of the pot. The roots are then wrapped in moist paper, with or without soil. The roots wrapped in moist medium is then covered with some kind of plastic to hold the moisture. The paper with moisture will keep the plant alive, during the journey. The plants once received,  the roots should be given a soak for 30 minutes and planted immediately.

    Note: The plant is shipped in its pot, firmly secured with several layers of clear tape, thereby avoiding any shuffling and moving during transit. The plant reaches you with minimal damage very safe and secure. We have been shipping plants like this for several years (plants are sometimes shipped in smaller pots for safety and ease of shipping). Most plants go dormant in Fall and Winter and will lose most of their leaves looking dead and dry, this is   very normal. They will flush out in Spring.

    We cannot ship certain plants and some sizes to California due to restrictions placed by the Department of Agriculture.