Originally the Duchess of Oldenburg apple tree was planted extensively wherever growers required extreme hardiness from the cold winter. The Duchess of Oldenburg apple tree “kept up the hope of prairie orchardists in times of great discouragement,” according to The Apples of New York, Volume II, by S. A. Beach (J. B. Lyon Co., 1905). The apple is medium to large; color pale yellow covered with splashes and stripes of pinkish red. Duchess of Oldenburg flesh is yellow, firm, crisp and juicy. A highly aromatic apple, with excellent culinary qualities. Duchess of Oldenburg apples are one of the best pie apples for coldest climates. Scab resistant. Please see below for further information on our organically grown Duchess of Oldenburg apple trees for sale.
Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period
Origin Date: Russia 1700
Disease resistance: Excellent
Storage: 2 to 3 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.
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.