Malus ‘Minnewashta’ – Apple, Zestar!®
The most outstanding feature of a Zestar! ® Apple is its sprightly sweet-tart taste with a hint of brown sugar. And, unlike other early season apples that are often soft or mealy, Zestar! ® is juicy with a light, crisp texture. Just one bite, and you will savor the zesty flavor and crunch. Growers and apple lovers will delight in this tasty apple that ripens so early in the season. Under Wisconsin growing conditions, Zestar! ® fruit ripen in late August to early September, about the same time as Paulared®. It’s the perfect way to start the apple season on a good note.
USDA Hardiness Zone: 4
Mature Height: 15′
Mature Spread: 15′
Growth Rate: Moderate
Growth Form: Central leader
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Site Requirements: Well drained site
Bloom Period: Early-mid May
Fall Color: Yellow
Fruit Notes: Excels for making apple crisps.