This is a great representation of some of the best unique fruit varieties to start your backyard orchard. One of the important attributes for a Southern apple is disease resistance. These apple trees varieties are tough on disease, but sweet and tender off the tree. Pollination requirements are met and some of these varieties are self-fertile, so they will make excellent pollinators for future additions to you collections. Harvest will extend from early July through the end of October, and you'll have an abundance of tasty fruit to enjoy and share. Purchase these trees as a collection rather than as individual trees and save 20%! These trees are all grafted on semi-dwarf rootstock. By purchasing this bundle, you will receive the above six classics for the price of five trees. These trees are certified organic and are grafted on semi-dwarf rootstock.
USDA Certified Organic
Size of tree
Our trees range in height 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). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch; *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. .
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
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.