The Nodhead apple tree is an old New England favorite. The Nodhead apple is a slightly ribbed apple, yellow with an almost completely blushed deep red skin. The flesh of Nodhead apple is dense, fine, tender, yellow hue. A sweet apple with noticeable sharp undertone. The fruit infused with a lingering nutty scent. The fruit remains crisp and tart well into winter. The Nodhead apple tree was discovered by Samuel Jewett, recognized in his day as Nod-head from the fact that Jewett nodded his head when walking or talking. Also known as Jewett's Red apple tree. Please see below for further insight on our heirloom apple tree Nodhead and discover additional consideration for selecting the appropriate fruit trees to buy for your home and small farm.
USDA Certified Organic
Considerations for Nodhead Apple Tree
USDA Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Uses: Cider, Fresh Eating
Harvest Period: Late
Bloom Period: Midseason
Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period
Origin Date: New Hampshire 1842
Storage: 1-2 months
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.