$19.95 – $35.95
This apple is one of the best and most widely planted apple trees for wildlife. This grafted apple tree is vigorous and very productive, as it produces annually. In a no-spray situation, the enterprise apple tree is immune to apple scab and highly resistant to cedar-apple rust, Fireblight, and powdery mildew. This tree ripens at a perfect time during October and continues dropping apples into November in the Northeast. Here in central Pennsylvania, the peak of fruit dropping occurs in Mid to late October. I like the crisp, juicy apple flavor myself to eat out of hand, and the deer do too. Enterprise apple is a fast-growing tree with excellent disease resistance, making this a great apple tree to plant for deer. I would describe the Enterprise apple as a tree you don’t plant one of you plant ten, but I like to hunt those first few weeks of November. This tree will have a mature height of 20’+ Plant Hardiness zones 4b-8.
Only available in 2-yr trees.
ENTERPRISE APPLE TREE FOR SALE
This apple is one of the best and most widely planted apple trees for wildlife. The Enterprise apple tree for sale is one of the best and most widely planted apple trees for deer. This grafted apple tree is vigorous and very productive, as it produces annually. In a no-spray situation, the enterprise apple tree is immune to apple scab and highly resistant to cedar-apple rust, Fireblight, and powdery mildew. This tree ripens at a perfect time during October and continues dropping apples into November here in the Northeast. Here in central Pennsylvania, the peak of fruit dropping occurs in Mid to late October and continues into mid-November. I like the crisp, juicy apple flavor myself to eat out of hand, and the deer do too. Enterprise apple is a fast-growing tree with excellent disease resistance, making this a great apple tree to plant for deer. Hardiness zones 4b-8
The Enterprise apple is made using plant tissue from the original tree and attaching it to the new roots. This process essentially gives you an identical tree to the one you see in the picture and description.
2-3′ ( 3/8″ dia.) Enterprise apple 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.) Enterprise apple 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 around a 1/2″ trunk diameter.
4-6′ (+ 1/2” dia.) Enterprise apple trees will have an extensive root system and typically have multiple branches, but many will be solid whips as we prune laterals below 4′. They will range in height between 4′ and 6′ with a 1/2″ to 3/4″ trunk diameter.
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.
The rootstock used to graft Enterprise Apple onto is a standard rootstock called Malus Dolgo. Malus Dolgo 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-sized tree for wildlife means much more fruit on a given tree. Malus Dolgo rootstock will develop deep “Real roots,” making it exceptionally well anchored, penetrating well into the subsoil, pulling up lost nutrients, and making Malus Doglo rootstock very drought tolerant. Malus Dolgo is an excellent 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, it can be used in wooded areas and now food plots, reclaimed land, shale mountain soil, dryer uplands, and ridges. Malus Dolgo rootstock will also perform well in improved soil in an orchard-style setting. We are only grafting onto the most vigorous Malus Dolgo roots grown in a given year. When grafting onto the top 30% of seedlings grown, you get a rootstock about 40% more vigorous than many clonal stocks used for wildlife trees today. Malus dolgo is a crabapple rootstock and is very precocious, with many trees producing very quickly and making Malus Dolgo an all-around great rootstock for wildlife plantings.
You can also select to have Enterprise apple grafted on EMLA 111, a clonal rootstock. This rootstock will reach a mature height of around 20′, anchors well, and grows well from zone 4b-8
PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS FOR ENTERPRISE APPLE TREE
The enterprise apple tree requires only one pollination partner. Plant at least one apple or white flowering crabapple variety close to the Enterprise apple for good pollination. Grams Gift, Golden Hornet, Chestnut Crab, or any white flowering crabapple makes excellent pollinators for Enterprise apple. Plant all apples and crabapples in moist, well-drained soil with a pH between 5.8 and 7 and adequate nutrient levels for optimal growth.
If you have not completed a soil test, click here and improve your soil. I would highly recommend doing so. However, if you are not going to, I would recommend mixing 1 ounce for every three sq ft of 0-20-20 granular fertilizer in your soil at the time of planting. The first number tells you the percentage of nitrogen contained in the fertilizer. Nitrogen applied directly to the tree’s roots will cause death to your tree. Make sure the first number is zero or slow-release, like osmocote.
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 planting because they are immobile in the soil. Mix them through the soil. We recommend completing a soil test and making amendments for the best results.
Enterprise Apple tree requires a minimum of 6 hours of sunlight for growth and fruit production. Space trees 20′ apart and use at least 5′ cages to protect your trees. This protection will ensure your deer eat your fruit in a few years, not your trees this year.
Shipping to Plant Hardiness zones 2 – 8 will begin again in mid-March on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays (you select your ship date) and continue until the last Monday in April. Dormant bare-root trees must be planted in the spring, while trees in your area remain dormant. You can select your ship date as you checkout on the website. If you are picking up your trees, typically, the last week in March or the first week in April is perfect for planting in Pennsylvania. We have opened up the free local pick-up to the surrounding states as it could be more cost-effective if you order more than 30 trees. You can select your pick-up date on the website as you checkout. Please call or message us to make an appointment to pick up your trees if you can not make the date you selected.
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|Dimensions||58 × 2.30 × 2.30 in|
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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