Originally Duchess of Oldenburg was planted extensively wherever growers needed extreme hardiness. Oldenburg “kept up the hope of prairie orchardists in times of great discouragement,” according to The Apples of New York, Volume II, by S. A. Beach (J. B. Lyon Co., 1905). Fruit medium to large; color pale yellow covered with splashes and stripes of pinkish red. Duchess of Oldenburg yellow, firm, crisp and juicy flesh. A highly aromatic apple, with excellent culinary qualities. Duchess of Oldenburg is one of the best pie apples for coldest climates.Scab resistant.
Certified Organic Apple Tree
Almost all of our apple trees (exception noted) and a 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 Duchess of Oldenburg
USDA Zone: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Pollination: Select another early season bloom apple variety such as Jonathan and/or Red Astrachan
Fruit Storage: Fair
Mature Size: 12-15 ft. summer prune to maintain 8 ft. tree
Recommended Spacing: 12-15 ft. if summer pruned 8 ft.spacing
Ripens: Very Early
Uses: Fresh eating/ dessert, cooking (puree, applesauce, apple butter), baking
Rootstock: Semi-dwarf MM 111
Water Requirement: 8-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Years to bear: 2-4 years
Shape when shipped: Feathered (side branching)
*Size supplied when shipped: 1/2 to 5/8 inch caliper (width around trunk) 4-5 ft. in field
*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.
Note on Shipping:
Our apple trees 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 so you'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.
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