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  • Upper Garden
  • Fruit Garden & Nursery
  • Lower Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    4 4 5 5b 6 6b 7 7b 8 8b USDA basemap

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005

    map legend 4 4b 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 8b

    Apples are ideally planted in multiples of different varieties for optimal fruit production. Look for good fruit production every other year. They are frequently as wide as they are tall and benefit from appropriate pruning and treatment of diseases.

    Latin Name

    Malus pumila



    Type of Plant

    Fruits Fruits
    Trees Trees

    Bloom Season



    Fall Fall
    Spring Spring


    Max height Max Height: 20'
    Max spread Max Spread: 15'


  • Flowering Tree
  • Edible

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun Full Sun


    Native Range

    Europe, Asia


    They were grown primarily in the colonial period for cidering. Washington grew apples at all of his farms for cider production.

    Other Details

    Pollinator Pollinator
    Grown by Washington Grown by Washington

    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

    Bring Washington's Garden Home

    Purchase our historic seeds, collected from plants grown at Mount Vernon and plant them in your own garden.

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