If you want a large, crisp, dense, juicy, sweet, vinous, aromatic very late apple the Hauer Pippin is the tree to plant. The Hauer Pippin is one of last apples to leave the orchard, a trait that earned it the nickname “Christmas Apple” in its heyday a hundred years ago. Hauer Pippin is thought to be a hybrid of a famous English apple, the Cox Orange Pippin, and a Yellow Bellflower since both varieties were growing nearby where the original seedling was discovered in Santa Cruz in 1890's. Green with an orange blush and white spots. Great multi-purpose apple, best as a dessert apple, keeps flavor and shape when cooked also juicy with sharpness for well balanced cider. Many customers have noted resistants to coddling moth and scab.
Certified Organic Apple Tree
Almost all of 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 Hauer Pippin apple tree
USDA Zone: 5,6,7,8,9,10
Pollination: Select another midseason bloom apple variety
Fruit Storage: Excellent
Mature Size: 14-16 ft. summer prune to maintain 8 ft. tree
Recommended Spacing: 12-16ft. if summer pruned 8 ft.spacing
Ripens: Very Late
Uses: Cider,Fresh eating,dessert,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) 5-6 ft. in field. (trimmed to 4-5 ft. when shipped)
*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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