Winterstein
California 1898


$39.95

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The Winterstein apple variety was selected from a cluster of Gravenstein apple seedlings by legendary Luther Burbank in 1898.  As the name suggests, the Winterstein apple tree is a late ripening Gravenstein type apple. The Winterstein apple tree produces a  similar flavor profile to the Gravestein with a crisp, tart/sweet snap when eaten out of hand. That said, it's a bit sweeter than the parent variety. The Winterstein apples are also credited for our excellent apple pie for Thanksgiving.  An attractive pink and red blossoms provide an additional bonus in spring. Please see below for further insight on our heirloom apple tree Winterstein 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 Winterstein
California 1898

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

Heirloom: Yes

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

Harvest Period: Late

Low Chill: Yes

Bloom Period: Late

Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile

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: 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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                                                    We are a GMO Free Fruit Tree Nursery

 


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