Hauer Pippin
California 1890's


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If you want a large, crisp, dense, juicy, sweet, vinous, aromatic very late apple the Hauer Pippin apple tree is the one to plant. The Hauer Pippin apple is one of last apples to leave the orchard, a trait that earned it the nickname “Christmas Apple” in its heyday a hundred years ago. Hauer Pippin apple tree is thought to be a hybrid of a famous English apple, the Cox Orange Pippin and a Yellow Bellflower since both varieties were growing nearby where the original seedling was discovered in Santa Cruz in 1890's. In most climates Hauer Pippin apples are green with a dark red blush with prominent white spots. Great multi-purpose apple, best as a dessert apple, keeps flavor and shape when cooked also juicy with sharpness for well balanced cider. Many customers have noted resistant to coddling moth and scab. Please see below for further information on our organically grown Hauer Pippin apple trees for sale.


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 Hauer Pippin
California 1890's

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

Heirloom: Yes

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

Harvest Period: Very Late

Low Chill: Yes

Bloom Period: Late

Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period

Origin Date: 1800`s

Storage: 3-6 months

Disease Resistance: Good

Rootstock: MM 111 (semi-dwarf)

Years to Bear: 2-4 years

Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.

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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Tim Bates
4 of 5 Stars
Well, my Hauer does start out greenish but developes what I would call an almost purple/blue blush (just like your photo). Definitely white spots. Here in Nor. Cal. so far there is very very little green left. So, having a hard time with your greenish with orange blush description...but then again I disagree constantly with my wife about pink, orange, and blues. Otherwise right on. This year I picked a week or two earlier as many were dropping (not usual) on Nov 8th.


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