Twenty Ounce apple tree produces an all purpose variety that was first exhibited by George Howland of New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1843 at the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. The Twenty Ounce apple tree was discovered by Howland who noticed the seedling apple on his farm in Cayuga County, New York. As the name implies, this apple can reach enormous proportions. Attractive, very large, striped red flush over a greenish background. Twenty Ounce apple flesh is white and semi- firm with high quality; said to be the premier cooking apple for more than 100 years. Also great for dessert. The Twenty Ounce apple tree is a small to medium sized that often comes into bearing young. Please see below for further insight on our heirloom apple tree Twenty Ounce and discover additional consideration for selecting the appropriate fruit trees to buy for your home and small farm.
Pollination Requirement:Requires different variety with same bloom period
Origin Date: New York 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.
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.