Spigold is an exceptionally high quality apple, this very large yellow fruit is firm, very juicy and carries an aromatic spicy flavor. It's hard to believe that such a large apple can taste so good. Spigold is best picked and stored for a few weeks for optimal flavor. Delicious blended flavor of its parents, with a unique flavor of it's own. One favored for pies. Displays some resistance to fireblight. Consider Grimes Golden, Liberty and/or White Pearmain for pollination. Triploid.
||Certified Organic: Our apple trees (exception noted) and few other select fruit trees and berries grown by Trees of Antiquity are USDA Organic, certified by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF). Our growing methods restore, maintain and enhance ecological harmony by avoiding the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and genetic modification (GMO).
Growing Considerations for Spigold
New York 1962
USDA Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Bloom Period: Midseason
Harvest Period: Late
Storage: 1-2 months
Low Chill: Yes
Uses: Cider, Fresh Eating
Origin Date: 1945 and beyond
Pollination Requirement: None/Sterile best plant with self-fertile apple
Years to Bear: 2-4 years
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Shape when Shipped: Whip (no branching)
Rootstock: MM 111 (Semi-dwarf)
Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.
Water Requierments: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Size supplied when shipped: 1/2 to 3/4 inch caliper*; Trees range from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs).
*As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.
Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions
. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits