Glockenapfel apple tree is a wonderful old heirloom from cental Europe, still grown quite widely in Switzerland and Germany. The Glockenapfel apple is traditionally recognized as Pomme Cloche "bell apple". It is primarily a cooking apple, and is the traditional variety used for strudel. The distinctive bell-shaped variety Glockenapfel, remains a favorite for apple strudel in Switzerland, the Netherlands, France and Germany. The apples are medium to large and bell-shaped. The flesh is yellowish white to white, very firm and crisp, moderately juicy, pleasantly tart with slight sweetness. They have a piquancy when cooked, and a mellow lemon tang when eaten out of hand. The Glockenapfel apples retain its shape and is a tasty complement in form and texture to the best of the baking apples. The Glockenapfel apple tree ripens very late, with a long shelf life. Scab resistant. Please see below for further information on our organically grown Glockenapfel apple trees for sale.
Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period
Origin Date: Switzerland 1500's
Disease resistance: Excellent
Storage: 3 months or more
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.