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Semi-Dwarf on M-111 rootstock.
Chill hours: 700
Harvest: October 5 - October 25
Looks: Green with dark red blush.
Personality: Very crisp and tangy, more flavorful than Granny Smith
Facts of note: One of the main commercial varieties, and one of the first commercial selections made based on taste. Easy to grow with high productivity early in the tree's life. From New Zealand, originally a chance seedling thought to be derived from a Granny Smith and Lady Hamilton cross. Named for the first orchard to grow it commercially. Great Favorite coastal orchards. Excellent keeper
Apples are generally late blooming. Need full sun, well-drained soil, and moderate fertility. Thin fruit to maximize quality and size. Susceptible to codling moth, apple scab, powdery mildew, and gophers. Generally cross-fertile, which means that the variety is not pollinated by itself, but by a different variety of the same fruit. Three or more varieties are best. Harvest 3rd year.
Please Note: Although most of our bare-root trees arrive to our warehouse in mid-December, there are a few varieties -- Almond, Mulberry, Walnut, Persimmon, and Jujube -- that will not arrive until mid-January. If you order any of those varieties along with varieties that arrive in mid-December, your order will be delayed for shipment until mid-January unless you ask us to split your shipments and agree to pay any additional shipping charges resulting from two separate shipments.
Check out our Fruit Tree Harvest Chart to plan for successive harvests.