Ozark Gold apples are a Golden Delicious type but earlier, firmer (perhaps due to Ben Davis parentage) and less russeting with unique spicy flavor. The Ozark Gold apple tree bears medium to large fruit with a firm, crisp texture. Ozark Gold apples are a delicate blend of yellow and orange colors. It is a juicy apple with mild acidity, sweet, honeyed. Definitely good for baking, but also a good dessert apple. Please see below for further insight on our heirloom apple tree Ozark Gold and discover additional consideration for selecting the appropriate fruit trees to buy for your home and small farm.
USDA Certified Organic
Considerations for Ozark Gold
USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Uses: Cider, Cooking / Sauces, Desserts / Pies, Fresh Eating
Harvest Period: Midseason
Low Chill: Yes
Bloom Period: Late
Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period
Origin Date: Missouri 1970
Storage: 1-2 months
Disease Resistance: Excellent
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.