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Spitzenburg Apple Tree (Semi-dwarf) - FT050

Spitzenburg Apple Tree (Semi-dwarf)
Controlling Fire Blight

Controlling Fire Blight

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  • Cannot be combined with other items in a package, due either to its size or manufacturer packaging.
  • $25 Flat Rate Shipping: Ship up to 10 trees per box for only $25/box! Excludes potted fruit trees. Nut trees and multi-graft trees count as 2 trees when calculating box capacity. Only valid shipping to the lower 48 states.
  • Not registered for sale in: AK, HI, PR, VI, GU
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  • Available to ship as soon as: December 18, 2015
  • (However, as we ship on a first come, first serve basis, your order may not ship until days or weeks later. You will receive an email when your order ships.)

A Founding Father Favorite!

Semi-dwarf on M-111 rootstock.

  • Zones: 4-8
  • Chill hours: 800
  • Bloom Time: Late (Based on typical Central Valley California weather)
  • Harvest: September 20 - October 5
  • Looks: Red over yellow skin, dense yellowish flesh.
  • Personality: Firm, juicy, moderately sweet with a sharp spicy flavor. Renowned flavor; possibly best dessert apple
  • Facts of note: Favorite in colder regions. Old variety also called Esopus Spitzenburg after where it was found in the 1800's in the Esopus settlement Ulster County, New York. Said to be Thomas Jefferson's favorite apple. Good keeper
  • Pollination: Requires pollenizer; Red Fuji works well.

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 self-fertile, which means that the variety is pollinated by itself or by a different variety of the same fruit. Three or more varieties are best. Harvest 4-5th year.

Check out our Fruit Tree Harvest Chart to plan for successive harvests.

Please Note: Although most of our bare-root trees arrive to our warehouse in mid-December, there are a few varieties -- Mulberry, Persimmon, Quince, and Walnut -- 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. If you'd like us to split your shipments, please contact us at (800) 784-1722 or Additional shipping charges will apply.

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