Black Limbertwig
Georgia 1800's


$39.95

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The Black Limbertwig is a spicy, aromatic variety, excellent for fresh eating, apple butter and highly regarded for cider. Contains a distinctive juicy, yellow flesh. Considered the oldest of Limbertwigs earning the name by many as the "Old Fashion Limbertwig". The Black Limbertwig is one of our favorite, almost extinct delicacies, for all purpose use of fruit and ease of growing. It lends its reputation as a very disease resistant apple and provides a beautiful aesthetic with its weeping growth habit.

 


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 Black Limbertwig
Georgia 1800's

USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Heirloom: Yes

Bloom Period: Late

Harvest Period: Late

Storage: 1-2 months

Low Chill: Yes

Uses: Canning / Preserves, 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 (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.


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This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 08 February, 2015.