Summer Rambo apples were a 16th century French apple popular with American colonists. Rambour is a French name given to certain varieties of red apples of a large size. In the states, Summer Rambo apple trees, were originally referred to as Summer Rambour and Rambour Franc evolving to its current name by 1850's. In France, where there are a dozen or more Rambour varieties, it is known as Rambour d'Ete. Rambour is thought to have originated in the village of Rambures in Picardy. Summer Rambo apples are crisp, juicy, yellow, breaking flesh, a great apple for early season eating out of hand and also perfection for sauce. The Summer Rambo apple tree produces large red fruit, often bright striped. Precocious, vigorous, hardy and productive tree. Displays some resistance to scab and fireblight. Please see below for further insight on our heirloom apple tree Summer Rambo and discover additional consideration for selecting the appropriate fruit trees to buy for your home and small farm.
USDA Certified Organic
Considerations for Summer Rambo
USDA Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Uses: Cider, Cooking / Sauces, Fresh Eating
Harvest Period: Early
Low Chill: Yes
Bloom Period: Midseason
Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period
Origin Date: France 1535
Storage: 3-4 weeks
Disease Resistance: Good
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.
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.