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Spitzenburg Apple Tree (Semi-dwarf) - FT050

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Plant a Bare Root Fruit Tree

$19.99
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  • Cannot be combined with other items in a package, due either to its size or manufacturer packaging.
  • Free shipping within the Continental US for each full box of 10 bare root trees. $20 flat rate shipping for each partial box of 1-9 trees. Excludes potted fruit trees. Nut trees and multi-graft trees count as 2 trees when calculating box capacity.
  • Not registered for sale in: HI, AK, PR
  • Sold out for the season. Available again in December 2014.
  • Will begin shipping: December 19, 2014
Trees ship out of our warehouse as soon as we receive them (Dec-Jan). Watch our Heeling In Bare Root Trees video if you won't be ready to plant when the trees arrive.

Semi-dwarf on M-111 rootstock.

Zones: 4-8

Chill hours: 800

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 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 -- Mulberry, Pecan, 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 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.

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