Golden Russet Apple Tree (Semi-dwarf) - FT023

Golden Russet Apple Tree (Semi-dwarf)
Controlling Fire Blight

Controlling Fire Blight

  • 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.)

Semi-dwarf on M-111 rootstock.

  • Zones: 4-6
  • Chill hours: 800-1000
  • Bloom Time: Late (Based on typical Central Valley California weather)
  • Harvest: September 20 - October 10
  • Looks: Medium-sized ripe fruit hangs on the tree until frost; fruit stored properly keeps until April. Skin partly to almost completely russeted, varying from grayish-green or greenish-yellow to an attractive golden brown with orange highlights.
  • Personality: Crisp, aromatic, subacid, creamy yellow flesh with great flavor and legendary sugary juice.
  • Facts of note: Winter hardy, vigorous tree, bears mostly on the tips of branches. Good disease resistance. This is one of the few apple varieties that makes a delicious single variety cider, it is also a wonderful addition to cider blends. Apparently originated in New York as a seedling of English Russet sometime in the 1700s.
  • Pollination: Partly self fruitful, biggest crops with cross-pollination.

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 as well by itself, but by a different variety of the same fruit. Three or more varieties are best. Harvest 4-5th year.

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 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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