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Santana apple trees

Malus domestica
Santana
Santana has received the RHS Award of Garden MeritSantana is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
Santana is a good quality disease-resistant apple, notable for low levels of allergenic compounds.
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Santana apple trees for sale

Bare-root

  • BR1Spindlebush bare-root tree M9 rootstock £39.50
    Small tree (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

Pre-order now for delivery from September onwards for pot grown trees or December for bare-root trees and mixed orders.

Delivery charges

Delivery for a single tree starts at £9.95. It is calculated when you add trees to your basket, based on your postcode.

Santana is a high quality attractive modern red apple, similar to Elstar, to which it is distantly related. It has a good balanced flavor, with a slightly vinous note. Like many modern apple varieties it incorporates natural resistance to scab.

Santana was developed specifically to have very low levels of the natural compounds that can cause oral allergic reactions to apples in some people.

How to grow

Santana is generally easy to grow, and has good resistance to scab and canker.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Santana was developed at the University of Wageningen, Netherlands.

Santana characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
  • WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators

Using

  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
  • Food usesEating fresh
  • Flavour style (apples)Vinous

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood
  • ScabVery resistant
  • CankerSome resistance
  • MildewSome susceptibility

Identification

  • Country of originNetherlands
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colourRed
  • AwardsRHS AGM (current)

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