The Bullock apple tree is said to of originated in Burlington County, New Jersey in the 1700's. Considered one of the parents to our cherished Golden Russet. Back in the day it was one of the most popular apple varieties for cider in the states. Bullock apples are small to medium-sized apples. They have pale yellow skin with some coppery russetting. Often fruit is covered in a good deal of russetting. Inside they have very firm, yellow flesh, with a mild but rich and spicy flavor. Good for fresh eating, drying, cider. Can make a cider with an alcohol content up to 7%. Heavy bearing tree. Please see below for further information on our organically grown Bullock apple trees for sale.
USDA Certified Organic
Considerations for Bullock apple
USDA Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Uses: Cider and Jellies
Harvest Period: Midseason
Bloom Period: Midseason
Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period
Origin Date: New Jersey 1700's
Storage: A few weeks
Rootstock: MM 111 (semi-dwarf)
Years to Bear: 2-4 years
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Size of tree
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.