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Light, sweet, crisp & juicy

Malus Blushing Delight™

If you like blush-colored apples like Fuji® and Gala®, you will love the sweet, yet crisp flavor of Blushing Delight™.

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Fruit Snacks™, Real fruit you can reach and eat.
Skinny apple trees that need minimal pruning.

It all started with an apple, but that certainly isn’t where the Fruit Snacks™ line ends.

Everyone is trying to eat healthy. These perfectly upright, dwarf & skinny apple trees make it easier for consumers to pick delicious homegrown snacks right from their backyard.  

You must plant two different apple trees to get fruits. The bees will do the rest. 

Fruit Snacks™ are perfect for small spaces; they make lovely hedges and will grow perfectly in pots. Everyone can grow some Fruit Snacks™. No harsh chemicals are required because the Fruit Snacks™ line was bred by the best apple breeders in Europe to be rust-resistant and virus free. Apples are just the beginning. Different fruits will be added in the future. 

Did you know apple trees have really pretty flowers? Beautiful flowers to feed the bees in the spring and truly tasty fruits in the fall. 

Anyone can grow Fruit Snacks™. Everyone should.

About Blushing Delight™

It won’t be long before you’ll be harvesting full-sized fruit from this columnar apple tree! With a nod to spring, delicate, white flowers adorn the trees, followed by blushing red apples, closer to fall. Sweet, light, and flavorful, the fruit is crisp and juicy, making Blushing Delight™ one of the most sought-after varieties for picking right off the tree and eating. Trees are fast growing and high yielding, offering home-grown harvests of your own in the first couple of years after planting.

Easy to grow and care for due to their size, Fruit Snacks™ columnar apples are ideal choices for small spaces. Trees grow 8-12’ tall and naturally have a bit wider branching habit than other Fruit Snacks™ varieties, so they should be planted on 2-3’ centers for best results. Their cold hardiness and disease resistance make them a reliable choice for an edible privacy hedge or as accent plants in large containers. Like other apples, you will need two different varieties for pollination. Most Fruit Snacks™ apples bloom mid-season and will be good pollinizers for the others.

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Who Am I?

  • Common Name

    Blushing Delight™ apple
  • Botanical Name

    Malus 'A68-173' PP 28439
  • Type

  • Bloom Time

    mid spring
  • Bloom Color

  • Fruit Time

  • Fruit Color

    Green blushed with red
  • Fruit Flavor

    Light, sweet flavor, crisp and juicy

Cultural Details

  • Bloom Time

    mid spring
  • Size

    8-12' tall by 3-5' wide
  • Hardiness Zone

  • Light

    Full sun
  • Soil

    Average garden soil
  • Moisture

    Moist, but well-drained.
  • Disease & Pests

    Good rust and apple scab resistance.
  • Landscape Use

    Containers, specimen, backyard orchard
  • Propagation

  • Fruit Chill Hours

    at least 500
  • Pruning

    Prune these columnar apples only to shape if needed. They really do not need pruning - they are bred for small spaces.

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