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DWARF APPLE - TROPIC SWEET

Apple tropic SweetBotanical Name: Malus domestica
Description

A low chill, deliciously sweet and crunchy apple. Bears two weeks before Anna. On a semi dwarfing rootstock, ideal for backyard plantings and container specimens.

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$34.00 59 Grafted Large


*Pollinators Anna or Golden Dorsett

$79.00 0 Grafted XLarge Email Me When Available
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Plant Information or Specifications

Sub Categories (HashTags)

Chill Low (#ChillLow), Great For Kids (#GreatForKids)

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Preferred Climate

Subtropical, Warm Temperate
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate

2 compatible plants (Pollination Required)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Sometimes, Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

No Leaves (Deciduous)

Suitability in Pots

Yes

Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?

Semi Dwarf (2/3 Normal Size), Can be pruned to 2m

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

4-5 Years

Sun or Shade

Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type

Good Drainage

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

January, February, March, November, December

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Question & Answer

Hi,I committed to buy Tropic Anna because I saw from this article: http://www.greengardener.com.au/apples/ that it can cross pollinate the granny smith. So I also ordered the granny smith. Are you sure the tropical anna cannot cross pollinate with the granny smith? Can you please verify the claim of the article by greengardener - it's not true? From: KELLYVILLE NSW

Hi Angelita, Tropical Anna isnt the best pollinator for Granny smith as they flower at different times. If flowering overlaps they will help pollinate each other. Best though to use Dorsett Golden or Tropic Sweet for cross pollination of Anna. Granny Smith I would suggest maybe Fuji or Jonathon.

Why do I have to cross pollinate? How do I cross pollinate? Do I just buy that other plant and plant the two in the same pot? Do you sell the other variety too? From:

You cross pollinate to get the flowers to set fruit. It is the bees that pollinate them. Because they are cross pollinated that means you can't have the same variety you need another apple variety to cross pollinate it. Yes we do sell the other variety these ones will suit #DwarfApple811 #DwarfApple812 You need to have at least 2 of these growing in your backyard. Here is a detailed blog on the topic you can skip to the Cross Pollination section for details that apply to apples. http://blog.daleysfruit.com.au/2014/11/pollination-of-fruit-trees.html

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Dwarf Apple - Tropic Sweet (Grafted) 10/10

Merryn1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2628 days 14hrs

Comments: -

It's first year, last year, this dwarf apple produced 6 delicious, crisp apples whilst still in a pot.  This year it is truly magnificent with so many attracttive flowers, I am sure we will have a good yield.  It is nearly 1.5m high and in full sun.  It now has a companion, a Dwarf Tropical Anna about 2m away and it could be this addition that is allowing our Dwarf Tropic Sweet to blossom so well.  It will be interesting to see how many sweet apples we can pick this year.  What a delightful tree!

Fruiting Months December

Planted: 2010

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 2 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: chicken and cow manure

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Pest Control:

None

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Apple - Tropic Sweet (Grafted) 9/10

DavesCityGarden1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1201 days 17hrs

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I am espaliering this tree with 2 other apples- Anna And Golden Dorset in a candelabra shape. This is the first year fruiting - I've had about 10 small apples, very sweet and crisp but don't seem to keep well in the fridge- they become floury.  Fruit fly has been an issue so I will need to take treatment next year.   Spring 2011 - this year more fruit set on all 3 apples. I have thinned some. Growth has reached to top of the fence so will prune in mid summer to reduce growth.

Fruiting Months November

Planted: 2008

Height 1.75 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 1 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Summer and Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Golden Dorset

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Cow manure in winter, potassium in spring, trace elements in winter,

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control: I'm controlling fruit fly with paper exclusion bags  . They work fine. 

Organic Status:Organic


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MaryT says... [2547 days 19hrs ago]
I didn't think we could grow apples in Sydney; now I might give it a try
ankhira says... [2469 days 15hrs ago]
How many plants are required to get fruit? Thanks
DavesCityGarden1 says... [2440 days 7hrs ago]
2 they need a cross pollinator so you must ensure you have the right variety to cross pollinate.

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Dwarf Apple - Tropic Sweet (Grafted)

VF1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2018 days 12hrs

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Have grown this before and is my favourite of all tropical apples - very crisp and sweet with some acidity, tasting much like a Jonathon. A rewarding tree, but does require some mainenance to keep productive. At least this time I have a  dwarf variety, so pruning won't be such a chore! (They can grow very big normally.) 

Read a tip if not getting enough chill - manually defoliate tree about July/August, and this will activate a hormone to produce flowers and fruit.(Same as if naturally dropped leaves.)  Wonder if this would work on non-tropical varieties?

Planted: 2012

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Tropical Anna

Pest Control:

Everything loves apples/apple trees - fungi, bugs, birds, bats, possums. If vigilant, can keep fungal diseases in check with organic sprays.  If exclusion nets then used, can have a really nice crop - must net as soon as fruit sets though.


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Dwarf Apple - Tropic Sweet 8/10

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Update: 1706 days 24hrs

Comments: -

This plant is still getting established in our garden...


Please visit our website at www.treetopsdreaming.com.au to learn about our family's slow journey towards a more self sufficient, sustainable and creative lifestyle, Enjoy!

Planted: 2008

Height 4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Dwarf Apple - Tropic Sweet (Grafted) 7/10

Correy's Edible Fruits
Update: 1403 days 17hrs

Comments: -

Still early days. I have had problems with ants but have temporarily solved by moving the pot periodically

(2009 Aug) I have got some very promising flowers already.

Fruiting Months November and December

Planted: 2007

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 2 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Pest Control:

 

Organic Status:Organic


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Comments

Jimmy1 says... [2933 days 10hrs ago]
Keep us informed !!
Correy says... [2667 days 15hrs ago]
I have had a few more apples off this tree this year but unfortunately I have developed a love for Fuji apples and I can't grow them here in my hot environment.

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Dwarf Apple - Tropic Sweet (Grafted) 8/10

DonnaB's Edible Fruits
Update: 2980 days 11hrs

Comments: -

Planted a year ago and it has grown well and dealt with high winds. It has recently flowered and looking quite happy.

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Golden Dorsett

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Apple - Tropic Sweet (Grafted) 5/10

Val's Edible Fruits
Update: 2235 days 10hrs

Comments: - Bought it this year from Daleys , planted June and it already has 2 fruit growing.

Fruiting Months October

Planted: 2011

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 5 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring


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Dwarf Apple - Tropic Sweet (Grafted) 6/10

Paulaf1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3052 days 9hrs

Comments: -

Have just moved this tree about 2 months ago, so that is why some of the leaves are brown as it dried out.

Fruiting Months November and December

Planted: 2009

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Fertiliser or Organics Used: animal manures, blood and bone

Pest Control:

Will also need to be covered from the birds.

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Dwarf Apple - Tropic Sweet (Grafted) 1/10

AngieatAshgrove1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3026 days 12hrs

Comments: -

i suspect its roots drowned during a period of heavy rain as it died not long after.

Pollination: Hand Pollination


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Dwarf Apple - Tropic Sweet 5/10

Caleb's Edible Fruits
Update: 3025 days 7hrs

Comments: -

Not having any luck growing any of the tropical apples

Planted: 2008

Height 45 Centimetres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Water Given in: Spring


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Dwarf Apple - Tropic Sweet (Grafted) 7/10

Emma1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2643 days 13hrs

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Only one of my apples is alive, and only because the possum could not reach the very top leaves. Didn't stop it from trying as the pot was knocked over 3 times. Barely alive I now have a possum-trimmed topiary tree, but I don't know how well it will fruit without a friend tree.

Planted: 2010

Height 1 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Apple - Tropic Sweet

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Update: 1106 days 11hrs

Comments: - Just arrived from Daleys. (13/11/2014)

Pollination: No


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Dwarf Apple - Tropic Sweet 7/10

LissyK1's Edible Fruits
Update: 749 days 2hrs

Comments: -

Fared a little better than Tropical Anna in the full Mareeba sun. Suffered a small amount of sun burn, but is doing better in a spot that gets full sun in the mornings only.

Height 0.8 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun


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Dwarf Apple - Tropic Sweet (Grafted) 8/10

Dimity Cottage1's Edible Fruits
Update: 548 days 13hrs

Comments: - Am training it over an archway

Height 3 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Amgrow Organic Fruit Fertilizer and Composted Manure

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control: Only when needed and use an underplanting of Foxgloves and use Beneficial Insects

Organic Status:Certified


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Dwarf Apple - Tropic Sweet (Grafted)

Mgoul131's Edible Fruits
Update: 431 days 18hrs

Fruiting Months November and December

Planted: 2014

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 2 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: lucerne mulch

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

bat safe netting


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Dwarf Apple - Tropic Sweet

Branny1's Edible Fruits
Update: 427 days 7hrs

Comments: - WISH LIST Top of my priorities is growing apples in Brisbane. A few locals are having great success in South Brisbane. I want so badly.


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Dwarf Apple - Tropic Sweet (Grafted) 7/10

Howesij1's Edible Fruits
Update: 378 days 12hrs

Fruiting Months January, September, October, November, December

Planted: 2016

Height 2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 5 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination


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Dwarf Apple - Tropic Sweet (Grafted) 8/10

Malanda231's Edible Fruits
Update: 12 days 20hrs

Comments: -

Espaliered, pretty flowers at front entrance with dwarf golden dorsett and nashi pear. Good snack sized fruit within six months of purchase. Must bag/net to protect from fruit fly... best time to harvest is when fruit drops into bag. I bag fruit when slightly larger than my thumb as some fruit drops before then, as prior to that it is too easy to damage tieing the bag on and you need to do your thinning. Won mother-in-law over so got her a tree for christmas. So much nicer tasting than store-bought fruit. I want an Anna tree one day too.

Most interested in seeing the multiple crops happen throughout the year...

Fruiting Months October, November, December

Planted: 2017

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Fruit Harvest: 1 kilograms per Year

Water Given in: Autumn and Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Dwarf Apple - Tropic Sweet (Grafted)

Carla1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2623 days 7hrs

Comments: -

Photo taken 2009.  Apple TS is in foreground

Planted: 2008

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Dwarf Apple - Tropic Sweet (Grafted) 10/10

Slicko's Edible Fruits
Update: 521 days 12hrs

Comments: -

Growing apples is a first time and I am quite looking forward to it

June 2016 A small crop this year is expected

Fruiting Months December

Planted: 2014

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Summer and Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Tropical Anna

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

Netting


Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Dwarf Apple - Tropic Sweet (Grafted)

Ant1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3049 days 9hrs

Comments: -

If any of my apples fruit, i'll be impressed.

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Apple - Tropic Sweet

Yuliya's Edible Fruits
Update: 2032 days 4hrs

Comments: -

I have 3 dwarf apple trees: Jonathon, cripps pink and cox's orange pippin. All just bought, will see if they can survive in sub-tropics.

Pollination: Cross Pollination


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