The Arlet apple tree is often recognized as "Swiss Gourmet apple tree" in the United States; Originally called Arlet where it was first developed by Bernhard Krapf in Wadenswil, Switzerland in late 1950's. The Arlet apple tree is a variety many people would refer to as sweet, but plenty of folks claim it is tart. For those of us with the taster gene it's often described best as complex. Arlet apples are harvested September into early October for most apple regions. The Arlets' sweetness is best as a dessert apple with a pleasant and juicy flavor and an excellent balance between sweet and sharp. Flesh of the Arlet is yellowish, firm with a fine texture and very juicy. The Arlet often has attractive rosey-pink flush on golden background. The Arlet apple tree is great for fresh eating, baking, and cider. Great apple for storage. Also very cold hardy apple. Please see below for further information on our organically grown Arlet apple trees for sale.
Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period
Origin Date: Switzerland 1960
Disease resistance: Good
Storage: 3 months or more
Rootstock: MM 111 (semi-dwarf)
Years to Bear: 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: Feathered and whips (few side 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.