The Morgan apple tree was acquired several years ago from a vivacious lady from the old artist colony of Laguna Beach. The original Morgan apple tree was planted at her home by a charming Dr. from Texas, in the late 1960's. The fruit is medium to large red, lightly striped apple with outstanding dense, yellow flesh which is pleasantly sweet with a bit of acidity for balance. The Morgan apple tree continues to produce annually in a location less than 200 yards from the ocean so no chill hour need apply. It's one of our more vigorous trees in the nursery and fruits quickly. I suspect it could be the Reverend Morgan, but I'm not certain and will need to do more research. Please see below for further information on our organically grown Morgan apple trees for sale.
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.