Skip to main content

Almata Apple on G.41 (Spring 2021)


A striking red-fleshed apple for landscaping and culinary use . Also known as Alma Ata.

This is a vigorous tree that has a tendency to biennialism. It is very cold hardy, has moderate disease susceptibility, and is a partial tip-bearer.

Almata's charms begin in spring, when it puts out a beautiful display of pink bloom. These flowers then produce apples whose flesh is red all the way through. This striking fruit is the result of research and breeding by Niels Hansen, who in 1897 discovered a large-fruited, intensely red-fleshed crabapple, Malus niedzwetskyana, growing wild in the mountains of Turkestan. The fruit was inedibly bitter, but Hansen imported some wood and interbred the red-fleshed trees with tastier varieties in an effort to produce a red-fleshed apple suitable for cooking and eating. Almata is one of the most successful products of this work. Although the fruit is quite tart, it is not unpalatable. The skin is red over orange-yellow and the flesh is granular, with a watermelon-like appearance. Almata makes a striking applesauce and can be used in baking. Some cider makers have used the juice to add color and acidity to their blends. The fruit does not store well.

Almata is named after the Kazakh city Almaty, which means "full of apples." (The Kazakh word for apple is alma.) Kazakhstan is currently thought to be the origin of the apple.

Order Your Trees

Select a shipping year

Select a grade

$39.75

Sold Out
Quantity
Best Pricing

Log in to your account to access the best pricing based on your past purchases; also see wholesale information

Tree Grading

Grade is a measure of tree size at time of sale, with Grade 0 being the biggest; see pricing & grading

Custom Trees

For large orders to be delivered in future years, or for trees from your cuttings, you can order custom trees

Need Help?

Contact us


This is a vigorous tree that has a tendency to biennialism. It is very cold hardy, has moderate disease susceptibility, and is a partial tip-bearer.

Almata's charms begin in spring, when it puts out a beautiful display of pink bloom. These flowers then produce apples whose flesh is red all the way through. This striking fruit is the result of research and breeding by Niels Hansen, who in 1897 discovered a large-fruited, intensely red-fleshed crabapple, Malus niedzwetskyana, growing wild in the mountains of Turkestan. The fruit was inedibly bitter, but Hansen imported some wood and interbred the red-fleshed trees with tastier varieties in an effort to produce a red-fleshed apple suitable for cooking and eating. Almata is one of the most successful products of this work. Although the fruit is quite tart, it is not unpalatable. The skin is red over orange-yellow and the flesh is granular, with a watermelon-like appearance. Almata makes a striking applesauce and can be used in baking. Some cider makers have used the juice to add color and acidity to their blends. The fruit does not store well.

Almata is named after the Kazakh city Almaty, which means "full of apples." (The Kazakh word for apple is alma.) Kazakhstan is currently thought to be the origin of the apple.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Cider, Cold-Hardy, Red Flesh

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating, cider, baking, jelly, sauce
Cider classification: sharp
Storage duration: less than one month (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: pink

Fruit Origins

Parentage: Redflesh x Experimental Hybrid (Beautiful Arcade x Fluke 38)
Origin: Brookings, South Dakota
Introduced in: 1942
Introduced by: Dr. Niels Hansen

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 3 - 6
Chill hours: 0
Ripening date: Aug 25 (approximate, in New York State) - 21 days after McIntosh

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: G.41 Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Dwarf (30% of Standard)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 8'
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Woolly Apple Aphids: Resistant
Powdery Mildew: Resistant
Fireblight: Susceptible
Apple Scab: Susceptible

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 1
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid
Rootstock size class: Dwarf (30% of Standard)

Pollination Partners

This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of Almata Apple on G.41. Please see our Pollenizer Search to run other queries and read how the application uses various factors. Also read more about fruit tree pollination.

Tree Ships Currently in Stock
Winecrisp™ Apple on G.11 2021 229
Galarina™ X-4982 CV. Apple on G.11 2021 199
Opalescent Apple on G.11 2021 176
CrimsonCrisp™ Apple on G.11 2021 100
Yarlington Mill Apple on B.9 2021 87
Crimson® Topaz CV. Apple on G.41 2021 71
CrimsonCrisp™ Apple on G.214 2021 71
Harrison Apple on G.11 2021 71
CrimsonCrisp™ Apple on G.41 2021 70
Galarina™ X-4982 CV. Apple on G.16 2021 68
Fuji, Beni Shogun Apple on G.11 2021 67

See all pollination matches for Almata Apple on G.41






Featured Products

A few things we're loving right now...

Backyard Fruit Trees

Looking for easy-to-grow trees for your home orchard? Choose from these apple, peach, pear, plum, and cherry varieties that...

GoldRush Apple on G.41

A highly flavored, late-season dessert apple, perfect for organic production.

Flemish Beauty Pear on Quince-A

A hardy pear with exceptionally good flavor.

Historic American Fruit Trees

These apples and pears were grown in North America during the Colonial Era and through the time of the American...