The Alexander apple tree is one of several hundred apple trees of Russian origin brought into this country in the early 1800's. The Alexander apple tree produces very large, attractive, primarily yellow green apple with lightly red strip orange blush fruit. The Alexander apple tree is excellent for sauce, cooking to a juicy lemony puree. The Alexander apple is fine eaten fresh, quite sweet, slightly scented like a fresh baked apple pie. The Alexander apple tree is a good selection for home orchards, as it ripens continuously over a period of four to six weeks. Fruit stores for about 3-4 weeks, but may get greasy if stored too long. The Alexander apple tree is hardy, vigorous, and productive. The Eberhardts in Maine helped us resurrect this old variety. Please see below for further information on our organically grown Alexander apple trees for sale.
Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period
Origin Date: Russia early 1800`s
Storage: 1 to 2 months
Disease Resistance: Good
Rootstock: MM 111 (semi-dwarf)
Avg. years to fruit: 2-4 years
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Shape when Shipped: Whip (no branching)
Size supplied when shipped: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.