The Myer's Royal Limbertwig apple tree was named after the Myers family of Cades Cove, Tennessee. This area is now part of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Limbertwig apples are thought to have originated in the early 1800’s, most likely as seedlings brought by settlers to the Appalachian region. The apple probably dates from the late 1800’s to early 1900’s. The largest of the Limbertwig apples, Myer's Royal Limbertwig apples range from dull red to crimson on yellow. Excellent quality with a sweet spicy bite with quintessential limbertwig hint of herbal spice. Juicy, firm and very aromatic. Great for making fresh cider and eating out of hand. Has a semi-weeping form that make for easy pruning. Good disease resistance. Produces very large apples in great abundance. This tree remains with us thanks to late Henry Morton of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, who is recognized as the one to locate, propagate and restore dozens of “lost” Limbertwig varieties back in the 1980's. Please see below for further information on our organically grown Myers Royal Limbertwig apple trees for sale.
Pollination Requirement:Requires different variety with same bloom period
Origin Date: Tennessee 1800's
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.