Standard Apple Trees
We carry a variety of grafted standard apple trees, that produce an apple greater in size than 2”. These apple trees will be dropping from October through March, depending on the variety of tree. Many of these standard size apple varieties are some of the best trees grown for deer today!
BUDAGOVSKY 118 (Semi-dwarf)
This rootstock clone is a vigorous, early producer of the Minsk breeding program. B118 is more vigorous than the other clonal rootstocks, but still imparts the high degree of winter-hardiness zone 4a. It tolerates heavy soils, difficult conditions, is well anchored, and does not sucker.
B118 will produce a tree that’s 85%-90% of seedling size with a mature height of around 18′. This rootstock as well as other clonal rootstocks will remain in the upper profile of the soil. B118 is excellent when planting into improved soil either in food plots, or if you are looking for a well uniformed orchard.
MALUS DOLGO (Standard)
This rootstock is extremely cold hardy down well into Hardiness Zone 3, and is very comparable to Antonokva in many ways. It makes an excellent choice for wildlife trees, because it produces a full size 20’ to 30’ tree. Standard rootstock will develop deep roots making it extremely well anchored, penetrating well into the sub soil pulling up lost nutrients.
It is adaptable to many soil types and conditions especially well when planting in less desirable locations.
This could be used in areas such as wooded food plots, reclaimed land, shale mountain soil, dryer uplands and ridges. This Standard rootstock will also perform very well in improved soil in an orchard style setting. This seedling grown rootstock will have excellent vigor, as I am only grafting onto the most vigorous Malus Dolgo seedlings. For this reason, These trees on this rootstock will run slightly bigger than the trees grafted to Bud 118.
Price per tree
These grafted apple trees will be 3’ – 5’ in height and around ½’’ in diameter. Retail price is $22.00 per tree. 10 grafted trees on a combined order will get 10% discount. 20 grafted trees on a combined order will receive 20% at check out.
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This grafted apple tree is one of the best apple trees for deer! Freedom is a very productive tree that produces apples a year sooner than some of the other very popular disease resistant apple varieties. The tree you see pictured above is the same tree I use for my grafted trees. This Freedom apple tree is annually productive with an abundance of apples ripening mid-September and will be dropping from the tree in October and November with a few apples persisting into December. Hardiness zones 4-8.
This is a heavy producing grafted apple tree. Arkansas Black originated in the mid-1800S in Benton County, Arkansas. The Arkansas Black apple from my farm will give you a tree with great disease resistance. Also, an abundance of apples will be produced at a very young age. This is the earliest and heaviest producing apple tree that I have available for sale. During years with high insect pressure, the Arkansas Black apple is one you can count on to give you plenty of good tasting apples! This tree will begin dropping in very late October and continue through November. Hardiness zones 5-8
This grafted tree is better than your average deer apple! It produces heavy annual crops. Jonafree apples ripen late September, dropping through November, and a few apples persist on the tree even into December some years. It has excellent disease resistance and is a vigorous growing tree. Hardiness zones 4 – 9.
This grafted apple is one of the best apple trees for deer hunting season and for good reason. The Enterprise apple tree has excellent disease resistance, ripens at a perfect time during late October, and continues dropping all through the month of November. Good vigor with excellent disease resistance. Hardiness zones 4-8
This fast growing grafted deer apple tree is probably the most widely planted standard size apple tree for deer! Liberty apple trees have excellent disease resistance, produce heavy annual crops, and are a vigorous growing tree. The fruit drops from mid-September through Late-October. Hardiness zones 4-8
This late deer grafted apple tree is one of the latest ripening apples. Gold Rush apples ripen in late October through mid-November, yet hang well and won’t be dropping much until you receive a hard freeze. The start of dropping typically occurs in late November through the first weeks of December. This tree has average disease resistance, is scab immune, and is susceptible to cedar apple rust on the leaves. Gold Rush produces abundant crops of quality, excellent tasting apples! Hardiness zones 5-8
This heavy annual producing grafted apple is really gaining popularity and living up to the recent hype! With its “Southern Roots”, many people would think that the Yates apple isn’t a good Northern apple. This tree is thriving well in temperatures down to -25 degrees, making this a solid zone 5 apple. The Yates apple tree is a heavy annual producer with great taste and is very resistant to common apple tree diseases. This tree has a great drop time of October, November, and in some years continuing well into December. Hardiness zones 5-8
This late dropping grafted apple tree was found growing in Steuben County, NY. This standard size apple is quite possibly the heaviest producing and latest hanging standard apple available anywhere today! Even after many freeze/thaw cycles through mid-February, these apples in the picture aren’t rotten and were obviously receiving a lot of attention from the local deer herd! Fruit on the ground in late winter…..invaluable! Diseases and insect pests show no sign of affecting the huge production of this tree. In fact, the Canisteo apple tree produces so much fruit that in January it’s hard to even see the wood on the branches. Canisteo trees begin dropping in January and continue into March. Hardiness zones 5-8
Plant at least 3 different apple varieties within close proximity to each other to ensure pollination. Grams Gift crabapple makes an excellent pollinator for both standard size apples and crabapples. All apples and crabapples should be planted in moist, well drained soil with a soil pH between 5.8 – 7 with adequate nutrient levels for optimal growth. If you have not improved your soil I would recommend mixing 1/2 to 1 ounce of 0 20 20 granular fertilizer in your soil at the time of planting.
The first number is the amount of nitrogen contained in the fertilizer. It is very important that the first number is 0 because nitrogen applied directly to the roots of the tree will cause death to your tree. Nitrogen is very mobile in the soil and a small amount can be applied the following year if needed. The 2nd and 3rd numbers are Phosphorus and Potassium. They are basically immobile in the soil and need to be applied at or well before the time of planting. A minimum of 6 hours of sunlight is necessary for growth and fruit production. For either rootstock selection, the recommended tree spacing is 20′. Cages of at least 5’ are highly recommended to ensure your deer eat your apples in a few years and not your trees this year!