Apple (Malus) 'Sheepnose'

Sheepnose Apple (Black Gillflower Apple)

Categories: Fruit Tree

A large fruit with a conical shape somewhat reminiscent of a sheep's nose. Red skin often darkens to purplish-black. Flesh is firm yellow and rich. Excellent dessert apple.

More About Apple (Malus) 'Sheepnose'

  • Originated in Connecticut in the late 1700's

Reminiscent of Spitzenburg, rich and sweet, with a relatively dry flesh. Hangs well on tree.

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10-20 Ft

Hardiness Zone:


Apple (Malus) 'Sheepnose' Characteristics

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Needs well drained soil

Bearing/Fruiting Time

  • Late season

Bloom Time

  • Late season

Fruit Qualities

  • crisp
  • sweet
  • texture, hard/firm
  • distinct flavor

Fruiting Attributes

  • medium size
  • good for cooking/baking
  • storage, short life
  • antique variety

Plant Size

  • Semi-dwarf (12-18')