Spokane Beauty apples grow to massive proportion, the fruit can weigh up to 2 lbs! The Spokane Beauty apples flesh is snow white, firm, juicy, rich and slightly acidic. The skin has carmine stripe, slight russet; shape roundish to flat. Spokane Beauty apple trees are vigorous growing with strong tip-bearing tendency. So best prune after flowering. Judges awarded this apple first prize at the Spokane Fruit Fair in 1895 and 1896. Originally discovered in Walla Walla Washington. The Spokane Beauty apple is good for drying, cooking, dessert and juice. Stores for up to 3-4 months. Please see below for further insight on our heirloom apple tree Spokane Beauty and discover additional consideration for selecting the appropriate fruit trees to buy for your home and small farm.
Pollination Requirement:None/Sterile best plant with self-fertile apple
Origin Date: Washington 1859
Storage:3 Months or More
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.