Nickajack
North Carolina 1853


$39.95

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The Nickajack apple is said to have originated on Cherokee land, and is named for Nickajack Creek on the banks of which the tree originally grew in 1853, but reports suggest its existence late 1700s. This dessert and baking apple has creamy-white flesh with a tinge of green under the skin and is firm, coarse-grained and crisp, with a subacid to sweet flavor. Large in size and truncate-conic in shape, the greenish-yellow skin is nearly covered with streaks of orange-red to red, and dotted with prominent white lenticels. One of only a handful of apple varieties which will often reproduce true from seed.

 


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 Nickajack
North Carolina 1853

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

Heirloom: Yes

Bloom Period: Midseason

Harvest Period: Late

Storage: 3-6 months

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

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 and whips (few side 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 Monday 08 September, 2014.