Malus domestica 'Evereste'
Enjoy this fantastic edible ornamental throughout the year! Each spring, this highly disease-resistant tree from France is covered from base to summit with fragrant, beautiful, long-lasting white flowers. Every summer the tree is a spectacle in red, covered with hundreds of round tart fruit about an inch in diameter. Use the fruit to make jelly, pickled apples, or add with other apples to make a wonderful cider. The tree is naturally smaller than most, with branches arched out from the weight of the fruit, which hangs until mid-winter, so the birds can eat what you don't. Reliably self-fruitful in most locations.
Of the many dozens of varieties in the disease-resistant crab apple trials, Evereste was the most resistant, easiest to care for and the most beautiful. Raintree has made an agreement with the INRA breeding program in Angers, France. We have introduced this beauty to the U. S. Royalties for the registered variety sales go to support Western Washington Tree Fruit Research!
Cold Hardy to USDA Zone: 4
Mature Height: 5' (Mini Dwarf), 14' (Semi Dwarf)
Sun: Full Sun
Bloom Time: Midseason, Bloom Group 3
Ripening Time: October/November
Pollination: Reliably self-fruitful in most locations
Mini-Dwarf Rootstock: M27
Semi-Dwarf Rootstock: MM106
Read our Apple Growing Guide