If you want a large, crisp, dense, juicy, sweet, vinous, aromatic very late apple the Hauer Pippin apple tree is the one to plant. The Hauer Pippin apple is one of last apples to leave the orchard, a trait that earned it the nickname “Christmas Apple” in its heyday a hundred years ago. Hauer Pippin apple tree is thought to be a hybrid of a famous English apple, the Cox Orange Pippin and a Yellow Bellflower since both varieties were growing nearby where the original seedling was discovered in Santa Cruz in 1890's. In most climates Hauer Pippin apples are green with a dark red blush with prominent white spots. Great multi-purpose apple, best as a dessert apple, keeps flavor and shape when cooked also juicy with sharpness for well balanced cider. Many customers have noted resistant to coddling moth and scab. Please see below for further information on our organically grown Hauer Pippin apple trees for sale.
Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period
Origin Date: California 1890's
Disease resistance: Good
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.