Crimson Gold
Ettersburg, 1920's


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Crimson Gold was recently rediscovered Etters Gem. Bursting with bright, crisp, complex,sweet and tart flavor when eaten out of hand. Makes a great fresh cider. Crimson Gold holds up well when baked or poached and creates delicious apple jelly. It's the size between an apple and crabapple. Long early to midseason bloom period making it an excellent pollinizer for other apple varieties. Upright and strong growing. 


Growing Considerations for Crimson Gold
Ettersburg, 1920's

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

Heirloom: Yes

Bloom Period: Early, Midseason

Harvest Period: Late

Storage: 3 Months or More

Uses: Fresh Eating, Cider

Disease Resistance: Good

Origin Date: 1900`s

Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period

Years to Bear: 1-3 years

Mature Size: 7-12 ft.

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

Rootstock: MM 111 (Semi-dwarf)

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

Recommended Spacing: 8-12 ft.

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).

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 24 February, 2016.