Glockenapfel
Central Europe 1800's


$38.95

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Glockenapfel is a wonderful old heirloom from cental Europe, still grown quite widely in Switzerland and Germany.  It is primarily a cooking apple, and is the traditional variety used for strudel. The distinctive bell-shaped variety Glockenapfel,  remains  a favorite for apple strudel in Switzerland, the Netherlands,  France and Germany. The apples are medium to large and bell-shaped. The flesh is yellowish white to white, very firm and crisp, moderately juicy, pleasantly tart with slight sweetness.  Delicious stewed or baked also eaten as a dessert apple when fully ripe. They have a piquancy when cooked, and a mellow lemon tang when eaten out of hand. The Glockenapfel retains its shape and is a tasty complement in form and texture to the best of the baking apples.  The Glockenapfel ripens very late, with a long shelf life. Scab resistant.


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 Glockenapfel
Central Europe 1800's

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

Heirloom: Yes

Bloom Period: Midseason

Harvest Period: Late

Storage: 3-6 months

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

Disease Resistance: Excellent

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.

Have any Thoughts or Comments? We would love to hear from you!

 


This product was added to our catalog on Monday 18 July, 2016.