Fireside
Minnesota 1943


$39.95

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The Fireside apple originates from Minnesota where it has many admirers. Developed in the early 1940's when the country listened to Roosevelts' "Fireside Chats" which likely beget its name. This large apple is extremely hardy. The crisp, juicy, sweet, greenish-white flesh is not flat or mealy. Flame orange striped skin over a rich yellow undercover. It is long keeping and flavorful. The Firseside aroma often fills the room when left out on the counter for the day. Has shown some reisistance to cedar-apple rust and is an excellent keeper.

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 Fireside
Minnesota 1943

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Heirloom: Yes

Bloom Period: Midseason

Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period

Harvest Period: Late

Disease Resistance: Excellent

Origin Date: 1900`s

Uses: Cider, Cooking / Sauces, Desserts / Pies, 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: 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 Wednesday 04 October, 2006.