Bare Root Size: 2 – 3′
This antique apple originated in Fayette County, Georgia before 1844 and was often called Red Warrior in the south. Yates apples are best used for fresh eating and making cider. They’re small apples and have a lovely blush coloring. They have a juicy and spicy flavor. The Yates apple tree is a pollinator. A small red apple that is very firm with dotted skin. … This antique apple originated in Fayette County, Georgia before 1844 and was often called Red Warrior in the south. It has been used primarily for cider but has great flavor with pale red skin and dark stripes.
Yates apple tree is a heavy annual producer with a great tasting 2” applecrab and is very resistant to common apple tree diseases. Insects do not bother this tree as much as some other apple trees. In a no spray situation yates has excellent resistance to apple scab, fireblight, powdery mildew and good resistance to cedar apple rust.
Another apple variety is needed for cross pollination in order to produce fruit.
USDA Zone 4 – 9