Red Devil
England 1975


$39.95

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The Red Devil apples, in our opinion, is consistently the best flavored of our red fleshed apple varieties. The Red Devil apple flesh is less prominent than other red fleshed varieties, but it still provides a burst of color when sliced.  The Red Devil apple tree is thought to be a cross between Discovery x Kent apple varieties, bred by Hugh Ermen of Kent. The Red Devil  apple tree is an excellent  variety for the kids with its deep scarlet skin and red stained flesh when fully ripe. Wonderful strawberry fruit flavor. Also fun addition to fresh rose cider.  Thought to be inspired by the Red Devil parachute team. Disease resistant and self fertile!  Please see below for further insight on our heirloom apple tree Red Devil and discover additional consideration for selecting the appropriate fruit trees to buy for your home and small farm. 

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 Red Devil
England 1975

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

Uses: Fresh Eating, Cider, Desserts / Pies, Red Fleshed

Harvest Period: Midseason

Bloom Period: Midseason

Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile

Origin Date: 1945 and beyond

Storage: A few weeks

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 and whips (few side 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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                                                    We are a GMO Free Fruit Tree Nursery

 


This product was added to our catalog on Monday 19 March, 2018.