Lady Williams
Australia 1935


$39.95

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The original Lady Williams apple tree is thought to be  a chance seedling from a Granny Smith apple. This original tree still stands today next to the Western Australia home it originally sprung. This rugged tree withstood much adversity before bearing its first fruit from frustrated dogs to ax wielding kids.  Today the Lady Williams is best known as a footnote to Pink Lady, the offspring of the Lady Williams.  The other parent variety is thought to be Jonathan or Rokewood apple varieties. Lady Williams is a medium sized, deep dark red colored apple. It's yellow fleshed with   firm, crisp and juicy flesh. It's wonderfully balanced  sugar-acid balance. Tart when harvested prematurely, but mellows when left on the tree into early winter.  Stores great if picked before dormancy.  

 

 


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 Lady Williams
Australia 1935

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

Heirloom: Yes

Bloom Period: Midseason

Harvest Period: Very Late

Low Chill: Yes

Storage: 3 Months or More

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

Origin Date: 1900`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: 10-12 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 Wednesday 26 October, 2016.