The Crimson Gold apple tree is one of the best of the rediscovered Albert Etters' apple gems. The Crimson Gold apple is a thin skinned apple bursting with bright, crisp, complex, sweet and tart flavor that will wake you up when eaten out of hand. Also creates a great lively fresh cider. Crimson Gold apple holds up well when baked or poached and creates delicious apple jelly. It's the size between an apple and crabapple. The Crimson Gold apple tree has a long bloom period making it an excellent pollinizer for other apple varieties. Crimson Gold is an upright and vigorous growing tree that is often precocious to bear. Please see below for further information on our organically grown Crimson Gold apple trees for sale.
Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period
Origin Date: California 1920's
Disease resistance: Excellent
Storage: 3 months
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.
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.