Wickson Apple
California 1944


$39.95

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Albert Etter introduction. Humboldt County, CA, 1944. Albert Etter named this apple after E.J. Wickson, distinguished California pomologist, who was his friend and mentor. Wickson apple is a perfect cider apple: spicy, with extraordinary sweetness and a pronounced acid tang. Size is that of a large crab apple. Reputed to make wonderful champagne cider and excellent fresh off the tree. Wickson is one of our favorite eating apples every fall. Fruit hangs well in garlands.

 

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 Wickson Apple
California 1944

USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Heirloom: Yes

Bloom Period: Midseason

Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period

Harvest Period: Very Late

Low Chill: Yes

Origin Date: 1900`s

Uses: Cider, Fresh Eating

Storage: 1-2 months

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 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.