Native apple Kyrgyzstan


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The Niedzwetzkyana is a large bright red apple with brilliant red flesh. Only a handful continue to survive in their native highlands of Kyrgyzstan. Flavor is a bit sweet and tart. Fairly vigorous growing tree with apples ripening at end of summer beginning fall. Makes great apple pies that resemble pies made from cherries and pressed fruit provides scarlet cider. The Niedzwetzkyana has striking fall colors in our nursery and orchard!


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 Niedwetzkyana
Native apple Kyrgyzstan

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

Heirloom: Yes

Bloom Period: Early

Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period

Harvest Period: Midseason

Origin Date: 1800`s

Uses: Cider, Cooking / Sauces, Fresh Eating

Storage: 3-4 weeks

Years to Bear: 2-4 years

Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.

Rootstock: MM 111 (Semi-dwarf)

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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Brendt Cumming
5 of 5 Stars
I'm in zone 9b and planted the tree in early January. It was the first apple tree to break bud in February. The pink flowdrs and red/green leaves were a great contrast to the white and green of the other trees.
Geoffrey Englebach
5 of 5 Stars
This tree looks amazing. The flowers are like nothing you have ever seen on an apple tree. And in the fall the leaves turn dark purple. If you are looking for an ornamental tree that also produces one of the coolest looking apples you have ever seen then go with the Niedwetzkyana.


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