Waltana
California early 1900's


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Albert Etter is credited with selecting this exceptionally late winter apple, a seedling of Wagener. Waltana is a medium to large, variable sized green apple with thin red striping and crisp, firm juicy flesh. Requires a very long growing season and attains it's best flavor after frost. Fruit hangs well into winter after most of the leaves have fallen. Excellent for cooking and eating of hand. Waltana apple is named for Albert's brother Walter and his wife. Best for hot interior climates.

 

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 Waltana
California early 1900's

USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Heirloom: Yes

Bloom Period: Late

Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period

Harvest Period: Very Late

Origin Date: 1900`s

Uses: Desserts / Pies, Cooking / Sauces, Fresh Eating

Storage: 3 Months or More

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: 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.

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