Sierra Beauty apple tree was discovered on the slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountains of California in the 1890's as a seedling apple tree, it was thought to be a remnant of the miner’s movements during the earlier days of the California Gold Rush. Gowans planted the Sierra Beauty apple in 1906 and have been growing it successfully ever since. When the Gowan family was contacted by researchers about the loss of this apple elsewhere, Gowans family gave scion wood to our nursery. Gowan’s orchards are now considered the ‘Mother Orchard’ for Sierra Beauty apple trees. Sierra Beauty apple is a large, handsome apple with thin green and yellow skin, striped or blushed red. Juicy, crisp, rich, tart, sprightly flavor. A good seller in farm markets and an excellent keeper. The tree has compact growth and self fertile making it popular for small gardens. Please see below for further insight on our heirloom apple tree Sierra Beauty and discover additional consideration for selecting the appropriate fruit trees to buy for your home and small farm.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
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.