Chehalis Apple Tree

Chehalis Apple Tree


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Versatile Heirloom Chehalis Apple Tree

  • Early Harvest Season
  • 800 Chill Hours
  • Self-Pollinating, But You’ll Get More Fruit with Another Variety Nearby
  • Large Yellow Apples, Sometimes with Pink Blush
  • Fresh Eating, Baking, Applesauce and Cider
  • Crisp Texture, Mild Flavor
  • Prolific Harvest
  • Resistant to Scab
  • Great Choice for Low Spray Backyard Orchards

Add value to your landscape with fruiting plants. The marvelous heirloom, Chelalis Apple (Malus domestica ‘Chehalis’) produces large, greenish-yellow apples with an occasional pink blush.

These crisp apples are great for fresh eating, baking and cooking. They are versatile, as the flavor turns from mildly tart to sweet depending on when you pick them.

Lift them up to test for ripeness. If they pop off easily in your hand, they are ripe and will be sweeter. For pie apples, consider harvesting a bit earlier.

Blend them with other tart apples in fantastic pies. Pick them when ripe for a sweeter, sub-acid treat. Or, allow them to sit for a few days to soften for applesauce. No need to add sugar!

This heirloom variety is highly apple scab resistant and produces clean fruit and foliage. You’ll appreciate the reduced need for spraying chemicals. These apples ripen in September.

Chehalis is a self-pollinating variety. Although you can get some fruit when planted alone, you will get a better fruit set if you add a partner tree close by. Try Liberty or Honeycrisp for more fruit from your land.

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How to Use Chehalis Apple Tree in the Landscape

Enjoy the good looks of this upright, spreading variety. Beautiful white flowers in early spring are very showy, and it’s fascinating to watch the developing fruit throughout the season.

Use it as a single specimen, or plant it with other varieties. Plant them 12 feet apart on center, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next.

You can also keep your trees smaller in size with a regular schedule of summer pruning. Size control allows for an easier harvest. Keep your trees from 6 to 8 feet tall.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Full sun and well-drained soils is best for fruit production. Chehalis can grow in clay soils, as long as they do not remain wet.

Look for full sun locations that favor the early morning sun. This is the drying sun and helps to cut down on moisture related diseases.

It’s best to plant in a location with good air circulation. Avoid areas that trap air, and ensure there is at least 15 feet space distance from structures.

Add a layer of mulch 3 to 4 inches deep. Spread it out 3 feet outside of the canopy. This will keep the root system cool and cut down surface evaporation. Mulch also extends the period between watering to save on water.

Summer pruning is the best way to control height and spread. In winter, prune to keep the canopy open to improve airflow and increase sunlight.

Chehalis has earned its reputation as a solid performer for the edible landscape. Order yours today!

Self-pollinating, but recommended pollination partners to improve fruit set include: Liberty, Honeycrisp

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Chehalis Apple Tree – #3 Container