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Pixie Crunch® Apple Tree

Even sweeter than 'Honeycrisp'

Pixie Crunch® Apple Tree

Even sweeter than 'Honeycrisp'

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Listen to why this is Niles' favorite.
  • Full-sized fruit from a smaller tree
  • Taste-test winner--sweet mouthwatering flavor & juiciness
  • Easier to grow than Honeycrisp
  • Handles late frost better than other varieties
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Product Description
Hands down the best apple for fresh eating! Pixie Crunch's unsurpassed sweetness, juiciness and crisp texture make it the go-to choice for baking and cooking recipes. This taste-test winner is a favorite with kids. Many choose it over candy and sweets. The apples are tender when cooked and are so sweet they can be used in no-sugar pie recipes. Now available as a Reachables® Tree, Pixie Crunch is easier than Honeycrisp to grow and can withstand late frost better than other varieties. The 6-8 feet tall trees can be planted in the garden, orchard, even in a pot and are easier to manage than full-sized trees—one person can prune, spray, net and harvest the tree all without the use of a ladder! Please note: Since Reachables produce full-sized fruit on smaller trees, they require a tree support. Pixie Crunch ripens in late August. Zones 5-8. PP13871.

Reachables® Deluxe - Deluxe fruit trees include 2 oz. Fruit-Boost Pelletized Calcium to enhance fruit quality, 12 oz. bag of Fruit Tree Food Starter Formula, easy-to-use tree ties, a premium tree guard to protect the trunk from gnawing pests, mowers and weed trimmers.
Product Details
  • Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Pixie Crunch' PP13871
  • Season: Fall
  • Sun/Shade: Full Sun
  • Height: Standard: 22-25 feet. Reachables: 6-8 feet. Reachables tree heights will vary some based on location, soil, light, temperature, and other environmental factors.
  • Spacing: Standard: 15-18 feet. Reachables: 6-10 feet.
  • Zone: 5 - 8 (-10° F.)
  • Spread: Standard: 15-20 feet
  • Yield: Standard: 5 - 10 bushels at maturity. Reachables: 3/4 - 1 bushel.
  • Fruit: Medium red, medium-size fruit, (with proper thinning), elongated round in shape. Flavor is super sweet, incredibly crisp and very juicy.
  • Soil Preference: Well-drained, deep, fertile soil.
  • Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
  • Pruning: Prune in late winter/early spring, while trees are still dormant. There are normally two goals when pruning an apple tree: 1. Initially, on young trees, to encourage a strong, solid framework. 2. On mature trees to maintain shape, maximize sun exposure and encourage fruit production. You will also want to remove any suckers coming from the rootstock. Unwanted shoots and suckers can be removed at any time. Also remove any crossed, crowded or inward-growing limbs in late winter or very early spring.
  • Form: Deciduous. Spreading, twiggy.
  • Pollinator: Sundance, Liberty, Gala, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious.
  • Size: Reachables [R] Deluxe 2-4 Ft. 1 Gallon
Shipping Information

Orders for in-stock seeds and hardgoods are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:


Fall 2023 Shipping Schedule
Zones Blueberries All Other Fruits Perennials, Bulbs & Flowers
3A-4B 9/4/23 - 10/27/23 9/4/23 - 10/27/23 9/4/23 - 10/27/23
5A - 5B 9/4/23 - 10/27/23 9/4/23 - 10/27/23 9/4/23 - 10/27/23
6A - 6B 9/4/23 - 10/27/23 9/4/23 - 10/27/23 9/4/23 - 10/27/23
7A - 7B 9/25/23 - 11/10/23 9/25/23 - 11/10/23 9/25/23 - 11/10/23
8A - 8B 9/25/23 - 11/10/23 9/25/23 - 11/10/23 9/25/23 - 11/10/23
9A - 10B 9/25/23 - 11/10/23 9/25/23 - 11/10/23 9/25/23 - 11/10/23
Last Order Date Zones 3A - 6B: 10/23/2023
Zones 7A - 10B: 11/06/2023
Zones 3A - 6B: 10/23/2023
Zones 7A - 10B: 11/06/2023
Zones 3A - 6B: 10/23/2023
Zones 7A - 10B: 11/06/2023

Fall 2023 Shipping Schedule
Zones Vegetable Plants & Starts
3A & 4B 9/12/23 - 10/28/23
5A & 5B 9/12/23 - 10/28/23
6A & 6B 9/26/23 - 10/28/23
7A & 7B 9/26/23 - 10/28/23
8A & 8B 9/26/23 - 10/28/23
9A & B 9/26/23 - 10/28/23
10A & B 9/26/23 - 10/28/23
Last Order Date All Grow Zones: Oct 24, 2023

Fall 2023 Shipping Schedule
Zones Nematodes Encapsulated Compost Worms
3A - 3B 4/25/23 - 10/27/23 4/25/23 - 10/27/23
4A - 6A 4/11/23 - 10/27/23 4/11/23 - 10/27/23
6B - 7A 4/4/23 - 10/28/23 4/4/23 - 10/28/23
7B - 8B 3/7/23 - 10/27/23 3/7/23 - 10/27/23
9A - 10B 2/23/23 -10/27/23 2/21/23 -10/27/23
Last Order Date 10/23/2023 10/22/2023

Spring 2023 Shipping Schedule
Zones Sweet Potatoes Potatoes Tomatoes & Peppers
3A-4A 5/15/23 - 6/2/23 3/27/23 - 6/9/23 5/22/23 - 6/2/23
4B 5/15/23 - 6/2/23 3/27/23 - 6/9/23 5/22/23 - 6/2/23
5A 5/8/23 - 6/2/23 3/13/23 - 6/9/23 5/15/23 - 6/2/23
5B 4/24/23 - 6/2/23 3/13/23 - 6/9/23 5/15/23 - 6/2/23
6A 4/24/23 - 6/2/23 3/13/23 - 6/9/23 5/8/23 - 6/2/23
6B 4/24/23 - 6/2/23 2/27/23 - 6/9/23 5/8/23 - 6/2/23
7A 4/24/23 - 6/2/23 2/23/23 - 6/9/23 4/17/23 - 6/2/23
7B 4/24/23 - 6/2/23 2/20/23 - 6/9/23 4/17/23 - 6/2/23
8A 4/17/23 - 6/2/23 2/16/23 - 6/9/23 4/10/23 - 6/2/23
8B 4/17/23 - 6/2/23 2/13/23 - 6/9/23 4/10/23 - 6/2/23
9A & B 4/17/23 - 6/2/23 2/6/23 - 6/9/23 4/10/23 - 6/2/23
10A & B 4/10/23 - 6/2/23 2/6/23 - 6/9/23 4/10/23 - 6/2/23
Last Order Date 5/29/2023 6/5/2023 5/29/2023

Spring 2023 Shipping Schedule
Zones Tender Annuals Fruit Trees Onion Plants
3A-4A 5/5/23 - 6/2/23 3/27/23 - 6/2/23 4/3/23 - 5/5/23
4B 5/5/23 - 6/2/23 3/27/23 - 6/2/23 3/27/23 - 5/5/23
5A 5/5/23 - 6/2/23 3/13/23 - 6/2/23 3/20/23 - 5/5/23
5B 5/1/23 - 6/2/23 2/27/23 - 6/2/23 3/20/23 - 5/5/23
6A 4/27/23 - 6/2/23 2/27/23 - 6/2/23 2/27/23 - 5/5/23
6B 4/24/23 - 6/2/23 2/27/23 - 6/2/23 2/20/23 - 5/5/23
7A 4/13/23 - 6/2/23 2/6/23 - 6/2/23 2/13/23 - 5/5/23
7B 4/10/23 - 6/2/23 2/6/23 - 6/2/23 2/6/23 - 5/5/23
8A & B 4/3/23 - 6/2/23 2/6/23 - 5/12/23 1/23/23 - 5/5/23
9A & B 3/27/23 - 6/2/23 2/6/23 - 5/12/23 1/2/23 - 5/5/23
10A & B 3/27/23 - 6/2/23 2/6/23 - 5/12/23 1/2/23 - 5/5/23
Last Order Date 5/29/2023 3A-6B: 5/29/2023
7A-7B: 5/19/2023
8A-10B: 5/8/2023
5/1/2023

Spring 2023 Shipping Schedule
Zones Bareroot Roses All other Perennials & Potted Plants Dormant Trees & Hedges
3A-4A 4/10/23 - 6/16/23 5/1/23 - 6/9/23 5/1/23 - 5/19/23
4B 4/10/23 - 6/16/23 5/1/23 - 6/9/23 4/17/23 - 5/19/23
5A 3/27/23 - 6/16/23 4/10/23 - 6/9/23 3/27/23 - 5/19/23
5B 3/13/23 - 6/16/23 3/27/23 - 6/9/23 3/13/23 - 5/19/23
6A 2/27/23 - 6/16/23 3/13/23 - 6/9/23 3/6/23 - 5/19/23
6B 2/27/23 - 6/16/23 2/27/23 - 6/9/23 2/27/23 - 5/19/23
7A 2/20/23 - 6/16/23 2/23/23 - 6/9/23 2/20/23 - 5/19/23
7B 2/20/23 - 6/16/23 2/21/23 - 6/9/23 2/20/23 - 5/19/23
8A 2/13/23 - 5/26/23 2/16/23 - 5/12/23 2/13/23 - 4/28/23
8B 2/13/23 - 5/26/23 2/13/23 - 5/12/23 2/13/23 - 4/28/23
9A & B 1/16/23 - 5/26/23 2/6/23 - 5/12/23 2/6/23 - 4/28/23
10A & B 1/16/23 - 5/26/23 2/6/23 - 5/12/23 2/6/23 - 4/28/23
Last Order Date 3A-7B: 6/12/2023
8A-10B: 5/22/2023
3A-7B: 6/5/2023
8A-10B: 5/8/2023
3A-7B: 5/15/2023
8A-10B: 4/24/2023

Spring 2023 Shipping Schedule
Zones Large Bareroots, Trees & Shrubs Select Citrus
3A-3B 5/1/23 - 6/9/23 4/17/23 - 10/27/23
4A & B 5/1/23 - 6/9/23 4/3/23 - 10/27/23
5A 4/10/23 - 6/9/23 3/27/23 - 10/27/23
5B 3/27/23 - 6/9/23 3/27/23 - 10/27/23
6A 3/13/23 - 6/9/23 3/13/23 - 10/27/23
6B 2/27/23 - 6/9/23 3/13/23 - 10/27/23
7A 2/23/23 - 6/9/23 3/13/23 - 10/27/23
7B 2/20/23 - 6/9/23 3/13/23 - 10/27/23
8A 2/16/23 - 5/12/23 2/27/23 - 10/27/23
8B 2/13/23 - 5/12/23 2/27/23 - 10/27/23
9A & B 2/6/23 - 5/12/23 2/27/23 - 10/27/23
10A & B 2/6/23 - 5/12/23 2/27/23 - 10/27/23
Last Order Date 3A-7B: 6/5/2023
8A-10B: 5/8/2023
10/23/2023

Shipping Note:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your order--via the U.S. Postal Service or United Parcel Service. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the continental United States.

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