Collet Apple is delicious firm and juicy apple that is known for it’s high disease resistance. It is great to eat fresh and has a nice balance of sweet and tart flavour, also good to use for in baking. The Collet apple size average around 6 to 8 cm. Timing is key when harvesting the apple as it gets it’s sweetest taste after a frost or two. It ripens around mid to late September and typically store for around 3 months. 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 seeds from the Morden Research Centre.
This is an apple that can receive winter injury some years in zone 3. Try planting in sheltered location.
Hardiness Zone: 3b
Height at Maturity: 6 meters (20 feet)
Spread: 5 meters (16 feet)
Soil Preference: Well drained
Light: Full sun
Pollination: Self-sterile (Needs another apple tree nearby for best pollination)
Latin Name: Malus ‘Collet’