Hawkeye
Peru, Iowa 1870's


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Hawkeye started as a small insignificant seedling in Jesse Hiatt's Peru, Iowa orchard, about 1870, the original Delicious, Hawkeye, was not welcomed at the time and was cut down several times because the seedling wasn't growing in the row of Bellflower apple trees as desired. Nonetheless, Mr. Hiatt admired the tenacity of the seedling and gave it a chance to fruit. After many years he finally had an opportunity to sample the determined seedling. Taking out his pocket knife he carefully sliced into the only apple. In great excitement, Jesse told his wife, "Ma, this is the best apple in the whole world!" He never changed his mind. Hawkeye is the original Delicious, the one that earned the name. This genuine original strain of the world's most widely grown apple has never been improved on as far as eating quality, superior in flavor to all Red Delicious strains. Sweet, juicy and tender.

 


CCOF Certified Organic:  Our apple trees (exception noted) 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) species. Reg. #40-002449


Growing Considerations for Hawkeye
Peru, Iowa 1870's

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

Heirloom: Yes

Bloom Period: Midseason

Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period

Harvest Period: Late

Disease Resistance: Good

Origin Date: 1800`s

Uses: Cider, Desserts / Pies, Fresh Eating

Storage: 1-2 months

Years to Bear: 2-4 years

Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.

Rootstock: MM 111 (Semi-dwarf)

Mature Size: 12-16 ft.

Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.

Water Requierments: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.

Shape when Shipped: Feathered (prominent branching)


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 Wednesday 02 October, 2013.