Surprise
(Red Core) England 1831


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Surprise is a Turkish red fleshed apple descended from Niedzwetzkyana. Brought to the US in the 1830's and planted throughout the south in late 1800'. One of the parent varieties of Pink Pearl. The skin of the Surprise apple is beautiful, blushed red and the flesh is a pink-salmon color. The apples are crisp, juicy, very tart, tannic and are great for baking and cider. Albert Etter used this variety to develop many pink flesh apples, including Pink Pearl, the most successful of his pink-fleshed creations. Small, green winter apple with creamy white, red stained flesh. Ripens in Oct.

 

CCOF Certified Organic:  Our apple trees (exception noted) grown by Trees of Antiquity are USDA Organic, Certified by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF). Our growing methods restore, maintain and enhance ecological harmony by avoiding the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and genetic modification (GMO) species. Reg. #40-002449


Growing Considerations for Surprise
(Red Core) England 1831

USDA Zones: 6, 7, 8, 9

Heirloom: Yes

Bloom Period: Midseason

Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period

Harvest Period: Late

Origin Date: 1800`s

Uses: Cider, Desserts / Pies, Fresh Eating

Storage: 3-4 weeks

Years to Bear: 2-4 years

Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.

Rootstock: MM 111 (Semi-dwarf)

Mature Size: 12-16 ft.

Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.

Water Requierments: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.

Shape when Shipped: Feathered (prominent 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 tips 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.

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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 30 November, 1999.