Hauer Pippin
California 1890's


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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.


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 Hauer Pippin
California 1890's

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

Heirloom: Yes

Bloom Period: Late

Harvest Period: Very Late

Low Chill: Yes

Storage: 3-6 months

Uses: Cider, Cooking / Sauces, Desserts / Pies, Fresh Eating

Disease Resistance: Good

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 (prominent 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.

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.