$18.00 – $31.00
This apple is one of the best and most widely planted apple trees for wildlife, for good reasons. Enterprise apple is immune to apple scab, highly resistant to cedar-apple rust, Fireblight, and powdery mildew in a no-spray situation. 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 annually dependable and disease-free when looking to feed wildlife. This apple tree has excellent vigor when grafted to Malus Dolgo roots. The tree begins bearing fruit by age 3, depending on your soil fertility and care. By age 5, Enterprise apple produces a substantial amount of fruit. The tree we are looking at in the picture is four years old. This tree will have a mature height of 20’+ Plant Hardiness zones 4b-8.
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ENTERPRISE APPLE TREE
For a good reason, 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, very productive, as it produces annually. In a no-spray situation, the enterprise apple tree is immune to apple scab, 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. 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.) 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 around a 1/2″ trunk diameter.
4-6′ (+ 1/2” dia.) These trees will have an extensive root system and typically have multiple branches, but many will be solid whips. They will range in height between 4′ and 6′ with a 1/2″ to 3/4″ trunk diameter.
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 therefore 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 planting in less desirable locations. Therefore, with its full vigor, it can be used in areas that were wooded and are 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 that is 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.
PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS FOR ENTERPRISE APPLE TREE
Enterprise apple tree requires only one pollination partner plant, at least one apple or white flowering crabapple variety close to 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 soil pH between 5.8 – 7 with 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 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 and not your trees this year.
Shipping to Plant Hardiness zones 3 – 8. We ship on Mondays from mid-March until the last Monday in April. Dormant bare root trees need to be planted in 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, the first week in April is perfect for planting in Pennsylvania. Please call or message to make an appointment to pick your trees up.
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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.)
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