Morgan
Laguna Beach, CA


$39.95

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The Morgan apple was acquired several years ago from a vivacious lady from the old artist colony of Laguna Beach. The original tree was planted at her home by a charming Dr. from Texas, in the late 1960's. The fruit is medium to large red, lightly striped apple with outstanding dense, yellow flesh which is pleasantly sweet with a bit of acidity for balance. The tree continues to produce annually in a location less than 200 yards from the ocean so no chill hour need apply. It's one of our more vigorous trees in the nursery. I suspect it could be the Reverend Morgan, but I'm not certain and will need to do more research.

 

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 Morgan
Laguna Beach, CA

USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Bloom Period: Midseason

Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile

Harvest Period: Late

Low Chill: Yes

Disease Resistance: Good

Origin Date: 1945 and beyond

Uses: Fresh Eating, Desserts / Pies

Storage: 1-2 months

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 (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 Wednesday 24 February, 2016.