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Close Apple

Malus domestica
A large attactive sharp flavoured summer apple from America.

Origin: USA 1938

Pollination:  Close is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Apple Trees



Close Apple Trees for sale - order online

We currently produce this variety to order only through our bud-grafting service. You cannot order on line. If you wish to order please contact us using the messaging facility on the contact us page. Let us have your name, postal address, telephone and email address as well as which variety you would like us to produce, how many and on what rootstock. Bud-grafting is carried out in late July and early August. The trees would be supplied approximately 18 months later. We normally need to have received orders by the beginning of July. Please click here for full details of our bud-grafting service.


History and description of Close

Raised by C P Close at the US Department of Agriculture Arlington Experimental Farm in Virginia. Introduced in 1938. Grown in northern USA. Attractive large fruit with a pinky red flush. Soft, juicy white flesh. Quite sharp in taste. Vigorous, upright, triploid tree. Very hardy and suitable for locations with harsh cold winters.



Main characteristics of Close

Use Dessert
Colour Red
Flavour Sharp
Fruit size  Large
Picking time  Early Aug
Season of use  Aug

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Tree habit  Upright
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Suitable for Hardy

Pollination date  6
Pollination group  B
Self fertility  Self-sterile Triploid
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