Holstein apple tree was discovered by chance in Germany around 1918. The Holstein apple is often best as a dessert apple, but makes a great fresh cider. The Holstein apple tree is thought to be progeny of esteemed Cox Orange Pippin. The Holstein apple is a large fruit, highly aromatic with a flavor of Cox and its prized sugar acid balance countered with a firm, juicy, creamy flesh. The Holstein apple trees are vigorous with a spreading nature and an abundance of fruiting spurs. Very good for cooking as well. Holstein apple is a great keeper, able to retain its qualities for a full five to six months after harvest if properly refrigerated. One of the favorites at apple tastings. Triploid. Please see below for further information on our organically grown Holstein apple trees for sale.
Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period
Origin Date: Germany 1918
Disease resistance: Excellent
Storage: 1 to 2 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.