Apple (Malus) 'Fireside'

Fireside Apple

Categories: Fruit Tree

The Fireside apple has a green skin with scarlet stripes, which sometimes have a mottled orange flush.


More About Apple (Malus) 'Fireside'

  • A cross between the McIntosh and the Longfield apples
  • The tree is vigorous and hardy, with resistance to cedar apple rust.

 The crisp, juicy flesh is sweet, making this an excellent eating apple; but it is also good for baking, canning and freezing. Long-keeping and flavorful, these apples can usually be harvested in October.


Height:

15-25 in

Spread:

8-15 ft

Spacing:

10-20 ft

Hardiness Zone:

4-7

Apple (Malus) 'Fireside' Characteristics

Attributes

  • Border
  • Mass Plant
  • Small / Miniature
  • Specimen

Exposure

  • Sun Tolerant
  • Does best in full sun

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Early Spring

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Needs well drained soil

Bearing/Fruiting Time

  • Mid season

Bloom Time

  • Early-mid season

Disease Resistance

  • apple scab resistant
  • cedar-apple rust resistant

Fall Color

  • Yellow

Flower Color

  • Appleblossom Pink

Fruit

  • bright red

Fruit Qualities

  • texture, hard/firm
  • distinct flavor
  • crisp
  • juicy
  • tart flavor

Fruiting Attributes

  • vigorous grower
  • all purpose
  • good for eating
  • good for cider
  • good for cooking/baking
  • good for cold regions/very hardy
  • stores well/good keeper
  • heavy bearer

Habit

  • Spreading

Plant Size

  • Semi-dwarf (12-18')
  • Standard (18-30')