Black Twig
Tennessee 1830's


$38.95

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An old Tennessee variety was introduced around 1830 as a seedling on the farm of Major Rankin Toole. It was said to be Andrew Jackson's favorite apple. The Black Twig is the ultimate in a tart apple; excellent for fresh eating and tannic acid which adds body to cider. Fruit is medium to large with varying color, usually green to yellow skin that is streaked and flushed red to burgundy. The yellow flesh is firm and fine grained with tannic juice that adds a kick to sweet or hard cider. Great for eating fresh or cooking, this apple is an excellent keeper and should be stored in the refrigerator for peak flavor.

 


CCOF 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 Black Twig
Tennessee 1830's

USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Heirloom: Yes

Bloom Period: Late

Harvest Period: Late

Low Chill: Yes

Storage: 1-2 months

Uses: Cider, Desserts / Pies, Fresh Eating

Disease Resistance: Excellent

Origin Date: 1800`s

Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period

Years to Bear: 2-4 years

Mature Size: 12-16 ft.

Shape when Shipped: Feathered and whips (few side branching)

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.


Shipping Note:  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.


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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 30 November, 1999.