Twenty Ounce
New York 1800's


$39.95

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Twenty Ounce apple tree produces  an all purpose variety that was first exhibited by George Howland of New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1843 at the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. The Twenty Ounce apple tree was discovered by Howland who noticed the seedling apple on his farm in Cayuga County, New York.   As the name implies, this apple can reach enormous proportions. Attractive, very large, striped red flush over a greenish background. Twenty Ounce apple flesh is white and semi- firm with high quality; said to be the premier cooking apple for more than 100 years. Also great for dessert. The Twenty Ounce apple tree is a small to medium sized  that often comes into bearing young. Please see below for further insight on our heirloom apple tree Twenty Ounce 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 Twenty Ounce
New York 1800's

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

Heirloom: Yes

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

Harvest Period: Midseason

Low Chill: Yes

Bloom Period: Midseason

Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period

Origin Date: 1800`s

Storage: 1-2 months

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: 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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                                                    We are a GMO Free Fruit Tree Nursery

 


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