Apple Anna

Apple Anna


Origin: Anna is believed to have originated in Israel and is part of a group of apple varieties known as Israeli or Middle Eastern apples.

Tree Size: Anna apple trees are typically medium-sized, reaching heights of about 10 to 15 feet (3 to 4.5 meters) at maturity. They have a rounded or spreading growth habit, making them suitable for small to medium-sized gardens or orchards. However, their size can be managed through pruning and training techniques.

Characteristics: The Anna apple is typically medium to large in size with a greenish-yellow skin overlaid with a red blush. It has creamy white flesh that is juicy, crisp, and sweet with a slightly tart flavor. It's often described as having a tropical-like taste.

Growing Zones: Anna apple trees thrive in warm climates and are best suited for USDA hardiness zones 6 through 10. These zones include regions with milder winters and long, warm growing seasons. In areas with hot summers, Anna apples can be particularly productive.

Pollination: Like many apple varieties, Anna is not self-pollinating. It requires a pollination partner from a compatible apple variety to set fruit. Dorsett Golden is a popular choice as a pollinator for Anna, as they bloom at the same time and are compatible for cross-pollination.

Cultivation: Anna apple trees prefer full sun and well-drained soil. They are relatively low-maintenance but require regular watering, especially during dry periods, and benefit from annual pruning to maintain shape and encourage fruit production.

Harvest: Anna apples are typically ready for harvest in late spring to early summer, making them an early-season apple variety. The exact timing of harvest can vary depending on local climate conditions.

Uses: Anna apples are versatile and can be enjoyed fresh, used in cooking, or pressed for juice. They are suitable for eating out of hand, slicing into salads, baking into pies, or making applesauce.

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