The original Lady Williams apple tree is thought to be a chance seedling from a Granny Smith apple. This original tree still stands today next to the Western Australia home it originally sprung. This rugged tree withstood much adversity before bearing its first fruit from frustrated dogs to ax wielding kids. Today the Lady Williams apple tree is best known as a footnote to Pink Lady apple, the offspring of the Lady Williams apple tree. The other parent variety is thought to be Jonathan apple tree or Rokewood apple varieties. Lady Williams apples are medium sized, deep dark red colored apple. It's yellow fleshed with firm, crisp and juicy flesh. It's wonderfully balanced sugar-acid balance. Tart when harvested prematurely, but mellows when left on the tree into early winter. Stores great if picked before dormancy. Nice selection for low chill locations. Please see below for further information on our organically grown Lady Williams apple trees for sale.
Pollination Requirement:Requires different variety with same bloom period
Origin Date: Australia 1935
Storage:3 Months or More
Rootstock:MM 111 (semi-dwarf)
Years to Bear:2-4 years
Recommended Spacing:10-12 ft.
Mature Size:12-16 ft.
Pruning:Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Shape when Shipped:Feathered (prominent 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.