Jade™ (CV. Etter 26-5) We first encountered this apple on a Thanksgiving Day pilgrimage to the Etter orchard; the deep green fruits made a conspicuous sight in an otherwise bleak landscape. They hang on the tree well into Winter, increasing in sweetness until ruined by our heavy rains. We start picking them in early November, but they don't reach their peak of flavor until the end of the month. Not as sweet as the other crab hybrids, Jade™'s virtue lies in its clean brisk flavor with a note of citrus, and very crisp breaking flesh . It's a treat after holiday meals and also makes a fine cider, straight or blended. Please refer below for more information on Jade apple trees. Very Limited availability for 2023.
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Sweetmeat Crab™, Eden™, Atalanta's Gold™, Amberoso™, Muscat de Venus™, Vixen™, Dapple™. and Jade™ are trademarks of Greenmantle Nursery. These varieties are propagated and sold exclusively by Greenmantle Nursery.
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Considerations for Jade apple tree
USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Uses: Fresh Eating, Desserts, Pies, Cider
Harvest Period: Very Late
Bloom Period: Midseason
Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period
Origin Date: Ettersburg, CA 1900'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.