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This Grafted apple tree 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 apple trees begin dropping in January and continue into March. I have seen some cedar apple rust on Canisteo in a no spray orchard. I have seen no blight or Apple Scab on Canisteo and this picture is from a tree that has never been sprayed. This tree will reach a mature height of 20’+ Hardiness zones 5-8.
This late dropping 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 late dropping 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
The Canisteo apple is made by using plant tissue from the original tree and attaching it to the new roots. This essentially is giving you an identical tree, of the one you see in the picture and description.
2-3′ ( 3/8” dia.) These trees will have a good root system. They will be whips around 3′ high with a trunk diameter of 3/8”.
3-5′ ( 1/2” dia.) These trees will have a good root system with some possible branching but will mainly be whips. They will range in height between 3′ to 5′ with a trunk diameter of around a 1/2”.
4-6′ (+ 1/2” dia.) These trees will have an extensive root system and typically having multiple branches but many will be solid whips. They will range in height between 4′ and 6′ with a trunk diameter of 1/2” to 3/4”.
2-yr 4-6′ (5/8”-3/4” dia.) These two-year-old trees will have an extensive root system and can have multiple branches with a diameter of 5/8” and greater. We will be pruning the trees back to a shipping height of 66” with the roots. Our largest box is 66″x 14″x 15″ and will hold 15 of the 2-yr trees. Free local pick-up is open to the surrounding states of Pennsylvania.
Canisteo apple is grafted to a standard root that is extremely cold, hardy, and vigorous. This Rootstock is an excellent choice for wildlife trees because it produces a full-size 20’ to 30’ tree. Producing a full-size tree for wildlife means much more fruit on a given tree. This rootstock will develop deep ”Real roots” making it exceptionally well anchored, penetrating well into the subsoil, pulling up lost nutrients, and making it very drought tolerant. This root is a great all-around rootstock for wildlife plantings.
This standard-size rootstock is adaptable to many soil types and conditions, especially when planted in less desirable locations. Therefore, with its full vigor, can be used in areas that were once wooded and are now food plots, reclaimed land, shale mountain soil, dryer uplands, and ridges. This standard rootstock will also perform well in improved soil in an orchard-style setting. We are only grafting onto the most vigorous roots in a given year. When grafting onto the top 30% of seedlings, you get a rootstock about 40% more vigorous tree than many clonal stocks used for wildlife trees today. Canisteo apple is very precocious, with many trees producing very quickly anon this standard root making it an all-around excellent rootstock for wildlife plantings.
PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS FOR CANISTEO APPLE
Plant at least one different apple or crabapple variety within close proximity to Canisteo Apple tree for pollination. Chestnut crab and Golden Hornet will make excellent pollinator for Canisteo Apple. Plant your Canisteo Apple tree in moist, well drained soil with a soil pH between 5.8 – 7 with adequate nutrient levels for optimal growth.
If you have not completed a soil test click here and improved your soil I would highly recommend doing so. However, if you are not going to I would recommend mixing 1 ounce for every 3 sq ft of 0-20-20 granular fertilizer in your soil at the time of planting. The first number tells you percentage of nitrogen contained in the fertilizer. Nitrogen applied directly to the roots of the tree will cause death to your tree, make sure the first number is zero.
Nitrogen is very mobile in the soil and You can apply a small amount of Nitrogen the following year as needed. The 2nd and 3rd numbers are Phosphorus and Potassium. Apply these two nutrients at or well before the time of planting, because they are basically immobile in the soil, they will need mixed in through the soil. We recommend completing a soil test and making amendments for best results. Apply one pound of 10-10-10 for every 1” of diameter in the spring the following year and each year after.
Canisteo Apple requires a minimum of 6 hours of sunlight for growth and fruit production. Space trees 20′ apart and use cages of at least 5’ to protect your trees. This will ensure your deer eat your fruit in a few years and not your trees this year.
Shipping to Plant Hardiness zones 6 – 8 (southern states) Fall shipping will be the last Monday in November. Spring shipping will begin again in mid-March on Mondays as temperatures in my area allow.
Shipping to Plant Hardiness zones 3 – 5 (northern states) we will generally ship on Mondays through out the month April as your weather allows for planting.
Dormant bare root trees are to be planted in the fall or spring while trees in your area are still dormant. You can select your ship date at check out. If you are picking up your trees, typically the first week in April is perfect for planting in Pennsylvania. Please Call or message me to make an appointment to pick your trees up.
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2-3' (3/8'' dia.), 3-5' (1/2'' dia.), 4-6' (+1/2'' dia.), 2-yr old 4-6' (+5/8''dia.)
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