Yellow Bellflower
New Jersey 1700's


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Mystery surrounds this apple because no one documented when it originated; however, in 1817 Coxe reported “The original tree at Burlington, New Jersey was large and old.” The Yellow Bellflower apple tree is an old colonial fruit. It was stated that one of the grafted trees carried across the U.S. was a Yellow Bellflower apple tree that was reported in Oregon in 1847. A favorite for baked apples. The Yellow Bellflower apple variety has fruit that's quite variable in size, with attractive lemon yellow color and pinkish-blush in sunny exposures. Flesh whitish, firm, fine-grained, rather tender, aromatic, quite acidic early in season. Usually picked on the tart side, then mellowed in storage for several months. (Summer Bellflower) Please see below for further insight on our heirloom apple tree Yellow Bellflower 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 Yellow Bellflower
New Jersey 1700's

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

Heirloom: Yes

Uses: Cider, Cooking / Sauces, Fresh Eating

Harvest Period: Late

Low Chill: Yes

Bloom Period: Midseason

Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period

Origin Date: 1700`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 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 Tuesday 30 November, 1999.