A U.S.A Apple, Michigan 1968. A good addition to the range of ‘red’ garden apples, seems very hardy and productive.
Paula Red Apple tree – Season:
Pick mid September, can be used in good condition until November.
Paula Red - appearance:
Very highly coloured and attractive with an almost entirely red and shiny skin colour. Flesh is contrastingly quite white.
Paula Red apple trees – flavour:
A Mc Intosh type, akin to a Spartan really. Flesh is relatively tender and sweet, but not cloyingly so, usually with hints of strawberry. Juicy and enjoyable.
A classic dessert apple and also valuable for table decoration.
Cropping & Growth
Frost resistant, heavily cropping on a fairly neat tree.
Paula Red - Pollination: ‘B’ pollination group, use varieties with the same or adjacent groups to pollinate successfully. Here are some suggested varieties:
Cox's Orange Pippin
Tree sizes for Paula Red apple trees
M27 is a miniature stock, ideal for very small gardens, pots on the patio etc. Grows to around 180cm’s. Good hearty soil is preferred.
M9 is classed as dwarfing and a good intermediate stock. Matures to 200cm’s plus with a similar spread. M9 is heavy cropping and promotes larger fruits, but needs permanent staking and good soil.
M26 stock Is classed as semi-dwarfing. Does well on poorer soil. Reaches 300cm’s+ with the same spread.
MM106 is vigorous and the best choice for where a larger ‘orchard sized’ tree is required. Grows 4m+ with the same spread and suitable for most soils.