Hanners Best
Oregon 1958


$39.95

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The Hanners Best apple might be the largest apple of them all. As described from this AP article from 1994; “Richard Hanners thinks the apple he picked in his orchard in September, weighing nearly 3 1/2 pounds with a circumference of nearly 19 inches, could be one for the record books. The current edition of the Guinness Book of Records lists a 3-pound, 2-ounce apple grown in 1992 as the record holder. Hanners' apple was weighed by the Oregon State University Experiment Station at precisely 3 pounds, 4.14 ounces, and measured at 18.94 inches around.......In 1958, Hanners' father, Dan, noticed some oversized apples growing on a limb mutation on a Spokane Beauty.” Fruit is moderately crisp and has a pleasing sweet flavor. It's said to cook well. It's graced with red color, slightly squared, lopsided fruit.

 


CCOF Certified Organic:  Our apple trees (exception noted) 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) species. Reg. #40-002449


Growing Considerations for Hanners Best
Oregon 1958

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

Bloom Period: Midseason

Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period

Harvest Period: Late

Origin Date: 1945 and beyond

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

Storage: 3-4 weeks

Years to Bear: 2-4 years

Rootstock: MM 111 (Semi-dwarf)

Mature Size: 12-16 ft.

Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.

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

Shape when Shipped: Whip (no branching)


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.