The Knobbed Russet apple tree was first recognized in Sussex, England 1819. The Knobbed Russet apple is a large green and yellow apple with glint of red when fully ripe. A true oddity in the orchard, as the name implies, fruit with welts and warts which often appear more akin to angular rocks or potatoes hanging from the limbs of the apple tree. The true beauty lies beneath this knobbly surface which reveals a crisp, rich, intense sweet/tart flesh. They are harvested late in the season. Please see below for further information on our organically grown Knobbed Russet apple trees for sale.
USDA Certified Organic
Considerations for Knobbed Russet Apple
USDA Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Uses: Fresh Eating, Cider, Desserts / Pies, Cooking / Sauces
Harvest Period: Late
Bloom Period: Midseason
Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period
Origin Date: England 1819
Storage: 1-2 months
Disease Resistance: Good
Rootstock: MM 111 (semi-dwarf)
Years to Bear: 2-4 years
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Size of tree
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.