The very hardy Prairie Sensation is an excellent tasting apple with a pleasant aromatic flavour, delicious balance of sweet and tart with a crisp bite giving you a firm juicy texture. Red over green in colour with lovely white flesh. Great to eat fresh and known for tasty pies, these apples average up to 9 cm (3.5") in size. The Prairie Sensation ripens in middle of September and stores well up to four months in cold storage.
There are reports from Alaska that Prairie Sensation was one of only three apples that showed true hardiness. The other two being Prairie Sun and September Ruby. Prairie Sensation was released by the University of Saskatchewan.
Growers Note: Very hardy apple, may be worth growing in zone 1 climates
Hardiness Zone: 2
Height at Maturity: 5 meters (18 feet)
Spread: 4 meters (15 feet)
Soil Preference: Well drained
Light: Full sun
Pollination: Self-sterile (Needs another apple tree nearby for best pollination)
Latin Name: Malus ‘Prairie Sensation’