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Scarlet Sentinel Columnar Apple

Original price $44.99 - Original price $44.99
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$44.99 - $44.99
Current price $44.99

Malus domestica 'Scarlet Sentinel'

Scarlet Sentinel bears delicious red apples that ripen in the mid-late summer; enjoy a classic McIntosh-style crunch, even if you don't have a lot of space! Bloom is early-mid, category 2.

Columnar apple trees are trees that produce their fruit on spurs along the main stem. Columnar trees combine disease resistance, flavor, and ease of growing in small spaces, as each has a narrow, upright habit. Ideally suited to grow in a container, on a patio, or as a small tree in the ground, trees grow to about 10' tall and only 2'-3' wide.

Like other apples, you will need two different cultivars for pollination. Requires 800 to 1200 chill hours to bloom and set fruit reliably.

USDA Zone: 4-9

Mature Height: 10'

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: Mid-Late Season

Pollination: Needs a Pollinizer

Semi-Dwarf Rootstock: MM106

Read our Apple Growing Guide

Size: Semi-Dwarf (2'-3')


Ask a Question
  • Can I plant columnar apple trees in July?

    You can, but you will need to water it daily to keep up with the transpiration rate during the summer months. Trees do better when they have time to establish a root system in cooler weather like spring or fall.

  • What size of container would I need to plant them in?

    For the whole of thier life? At least a half wine barrel (22 dry gallon) pot.

  • How close do pollinator trees need to be? Thanks!

    Within 300' and in line of sight for most pollinators.

  • Can only a Columnar apple pollinate another Columnar apple, or can I use a standard apple to pollinate a Columnar apple?

    All columnar apples are McIntosh variaties and are compatible with all other apples.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Margaret R.
Very robust trees

I have never received trees in such good shape or so carefully packed. These are as very stout little trees in excellent condition.

Arrived beautiful and healthy

I was so excited I got them in the ground while still wearing my dress shirt and slacks. Really hoping they will do well. Looking forward to some nice tasty apples.

Frank T.

Nice healthy plant. Starting to bud already

Looks good

My tree arrived in good condition and has been planted just waiting for it to take off.


I got 4 columnar apple trees from Raintree in Spring 2021. They all have grown a ton and look great! So cool.