The Red Sparkle Apple has a distinctive flavour similar to a MacIntosh apple with nutty overtones. Flesh is soft, juicy and sweetly sub-acidic that makes these apples excellent for fresh eating, cooking and juicing.
The Red Sparkle apples are green with bright red blush in colour and average 5 to 6 cm (2+") in diameter. The apples ripen between the middle to late September and keep up to three months in cold storage.
The demand for and success of PF 47 in Manitoba lead to its launch as Red Sparkle in 1990 by the Alberta Special Crops and Horticultural Research Centre in Brooks.
Hardiness Zone: 2
Height at Maturity: 5.4 meters (18 feet)
Spread: 4.9 meters (16 feet)
Soil Preference: Well drained
Light: Full sun
Pollination: Self-sterile (Needs another apple tree nearby for best pollination)
Latin Name: Malus ‘Red Sparkle’