Green/blush red apple. It is larger and later ripening than Norkent. It has a sharp, sweet flavour like Honeycrisp. It is consistently picked the best apple, for flavor at the Devonian gardens fall fruit festival. It has excellent eating and keeping qualities. Hardy down to Zone 2.
All “bare root” nursery stock (wrapped in cedar shavings) must be soaked for a minimum of 24 hours upon arrival.
Please DO NOT soak “seedling plugs” which are all-ready growing in soil, these should just be watered and transplanted directly into the garden.
- Please make sure to read the plant label, it tells you how to handle it!
- Separate cedar packing material from roots and discard, it should not go into planting hole.
- Young trees need ample water to establish, generous waterings 2 times a week for the first two months, three if conditions are very dry.
- Always dig hole large enough so that roots are spread out evenly.
- Plant about 1-2 inches lower than old soil mark on tree or shrub.
- Never let exposed roots dry out in sun or wind.
Apply a feeding of Peter’s Plumper Upper Fertilizer after initial planting, then every 2-3 weeks after that until late August.
If you are unable to plant right away, make sure roots are soaking in water and in a cool place.
On any grafted stock, make sure you cut off any suckers (branches from below graft) that start growing. These occur most often on Apple trees, plums and Roses.
Calcium improves fruit quality and is especially helpful in growing apple trees.
Prune to get the desired shape and height or to check vigorous growth. On spring flowering shrubs, pruning should take place after flowering is completed. Non-flowering shrubs should be pruned during dormant period. On older shrubs it is advisable to cut back the older stems to ground level, while cutting the younger more vigorous stems to half their height. In the case of new shrubs, it is sometimes helpful to prune back the top third after planting, this gives the shrubs roots a better start as they have less to feed and thus can root quicker.
We store all our nursery stock in temperature controlled coolers right up until we ship. When you receive your stock it will just be starting to break dormancy. Soaking of stock is essential in getting the stock off to a good start. In some cases stock may be slow to leaf out. If this happens prune back tree or shrub by 1/3 and water heavily for 10 days. This will encourage stock to root and break dormancy.