Red June apple tree is believed to have originated prior to 1800's in the Carolinas. The Red June apple has long been valued for its early ripening qualities. Attractive, small, early eating apple; deep red over yellow. Flesh is brisk, juicy, white stained red with delicious subacid taste. This high quality flavor makes it a first choice for fresh eating and pie making. Crop ripens over a period of time. Best in cool climates. Please see below for further insight on our heirloom apple tree Red June and discover additional consideration for selecting the appropriate fruit trees to buy for your home and small farm.
Pollination Requirement: Requires another apple with same bloom period
Origin Date: North Carolina 1800
Storage: 2 to 3 weeks
Rootstock: MM 111 (semi-dwarf)
Years to Bear: 2-4 years
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
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.