Collet is a sweet and tangy-flavoured apple known for having high disease resistance. The texture is firm, crunchy and very juicy. It is great for fresh eating and also good to use in baking for excellent pies. Skin is green with a strong bright red blush.
Collet apples tend to get the sweetest taste after a frost or two. It ripens around mid to late September and keeps well for up to 3 months in cold storage. The apples average around 8 cm (3") in diameter.
The Collet apple tree was discovered by Albert Collet and Sister Alice from Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes in Manitoba. Selected from a chance seedling of over 300 apple seedlings from the Morden Research Centre.
Hardiness Zone: 3b
Height at Maturity: 5.4m (20 feet)
Spread: 4.9m (16 feet)
Soil Preference: Well drained
Light: Full sun
Pollination: Self-sterile (Needs another apple tree nearby for best pollination)
Latin Name: Malus 'Collet'