Description & Overview

KinderKrisp is a small but very crispy and sweet red apple. It ripens in late August in S.E WI and is an exceptionally good early apple. The crispiness comes from one of its parents, the famous Honeycrisp apple. While the fruit may be smaller than Honeycrisp, it is by no means small on flavor. This selection allows apple aficionados of all ages the chance to savor the unique “Honeycrisp- like” flavor that KinderKrisp offers several weeks before the Honeycrisp crop is even ripe.

Core Characteristics

Category: Fruit Trees

Wisconsin Native: No

USDA Hardiness Zone: to zone 4

Mature Height: 15 feet

Mature Spread: 15 feet

Growth Rate: Moderate

Growth Form: Tree

Light Requirements: Full Sun

Site Requirements: Well-drained site

Flower: White

Bloom Period: Early-mid May

Foliage: Green

Fall Color: N/A

Urban Approved: Yes

Fruit Notes: Smaller; very crispy; red

Suggested Uses

We offer this variety on M7 rootstock which is semi-dwarf and free-standing. This variety is best for fresh eating only. Excellent choice for children as the fruit is just the right size.

KinderKrisp is a small but very crispy and sweet red apple. It ripens in late August in S.E WI and is an exceptionally good early apple. The crispines…

Wildlife Value

Apple trees are relished by deer, numerous small mammals, and insects.

Maintenance Tips

Annual pruning during the dormant season (late winter-early spring) is suggested to promote an open tree canopy that will allow better sunlight penetration and air flow for best fruit quality. Find more information on Training & Pruning Fruit Trees.

Pests/Problems

Numerous as is the case with all apple varieties. Following a spray program or growing the fruit in bags (paper, cloth or plastic) is suggested in order to obtain a quality fruit crop. Find a spraying guide and more information on Best Pesticides For The Home Orchardist.

Leaf Lore

This variety was developed by David MacGregor of Fairhaven Farm in Minnesota. David is an orchardist and apple breeder. Fairhaven Farms has selected and named several new apple varieties from their independent breeding program.

Companion Plants

KinderKrisp Apple must be cross-pollinated with a crabapple or different apple variety to produce fruit.

KinderKrisp is a small but very crispy and sweet red apple. It ripens in late August in S.E WI and is an exceptionally good early apple. The crispines…
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