Apple - Vista Bella

Vista Bella Apple

Malus domestica
A good summer dessert apple with a refreshing raspberry flavour.

Origin: USA 1956

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

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Vista Bella 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 Vista Bella

Raised at Rutgers University Agricultural Experimental Station, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA 1956. The name arose because the variety proved very successful in the Guatemalan highlands. Grown commercially in eastern USA, Canada and Guatemala.

Medium sized, round fruit. Attractive looking. Dark red flush over a pale green skin. Heavy pale blue bloom. Juicy, melting, white flesh. Sweet but with plenty of acidity. Scented with a distinct raspberry flavour. Fruit bruises easily and goes soft soon after picking. Best eaten from the tree. May lack sweetness in a poor English summer.

Vigorous tree. Good cropper but with some bienniel tendency. Susceptible to canker and best avoided for humid locations.



Main characteristics of Vista Bella

Use Dessert
Colour Red
Flavour Raspberry
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Early Aug
Season of use  Aug

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Good

Pollination date  6
Pollination group  B
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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