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Some trees can produce fruit each year as sure as the sun comes up tomorrow, and Turning Point™ is just one of those trees. This grafted apple crab produces heavy crops of giant crabs to 2″+ sweet apples annually that hold well to the tree and drop from Mid-October well on through winter. A good portion of this fruit will fall during Late October and into November for most of the country’s northern half. If you’re like me, you want your property to peak in November. I like that the Turning Point™ tree ripens unevenly and gives me a substantial drop during a pivotal point in buck movement in November here in the NorthEast. Turning point™ apple is a Late-season apple by the sheer fact that it produces so much that the drop continues well into winter. This apple tree shows strong resistance to C.A.R, Apple Scab, powdery mildew, and fireblight here in the Northeast.
Turning Point™ is a tree that does not ripen at the same time. A huge bonus! This tree will have deer looking for its sweet-tasting fruit in October as apples start falling. That dependable attraction will continue well into the winter months. Turning point™ is a tree that has already proven fantastic here in the north. I believe that this tree will prove itself to possibly be one of the best late-season apple trees to hit the south that has ever come along. I could write on and on about this tree, but it’s easier for me to show you a video. Click Here to see the video.
Turning Point™ has readily seen temperatures of -35 degrees, making it well suited for Northern Climates With all of its great qualities, Turning Point™ is an essential Mid and late-season apple tree for providing a substantial food source for all wildlife, especially deer, even into the winter months Turning point™ apple will have a mature height of 20’+ Suitable for plant hardiness zones 4-7
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Turning point™ apple tree comes from Whitetail enthusiast David Whalen of Northern New York. There are more than 3,000 wild apple trees growing on his property! Out of those 3,000, only a few have been propagated for wildlife. Turning Point™ is that special that it is 1 out of 3,000. This apple tree is simply a substantial late-season apple tree for deer. I would compare it to a yates apple with the consistent production of late-season apples with excellent disease resistance. I like that the Turning Point™ apple tree gives me a substantial drop during a pivotal point in buck movement in November.
Turning Point™ is a tree that ripens unevenly. This Tree will have deer looking for its sweet-tasting fruit beginning in October as a few apples start falling, and that dependable attraction will continue well into the winter months. Turning point™ is a tree that has already proven fantastic here in the north. Yet while needing time to prove it, I believe that this Tree will prove itself to possibly be one of the best late-season apple trees to hit the south that has ever come along.
Turning point™ is a grafted apple tree that produces heavy crops of large 2″ crabapples that hold well to the Tree and drop from October well on through winter. This crabapple is not only a heavy bearing an annual producing apple but shows strong resistance to C.A.R, Apple Scab, powdery mildew, and fireblight here in the Northeast.
Turning Point™ has readily seen temperatures of -35 degrees, making it well suited for Northern Climates. With all of its great qualities, Turning Point™ is an essential late-season apple tree for providing a substantial food source for all wildlife, especially deer during the brutal winter months. Turning point™ crabapple will have a mature height of 20’+. Plant Hardiness Zone 4-7
The Turning Point™ crabapple is made using plant tissue from the original Tree and attaching it to the new roots. 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 mainly be whips. They will range in height between 3′ to 5′ with a trunk diameter of around 1/2″.
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.
Turning Point™ is grafted to the extremely cold, hardy, and vigorous Rootstock of Malus Dolgo. 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. 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. 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 excellent rootstock for wildlife plantings.
PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS FOR TURNING POINT™ LATE-SEASON APPLE
Plant at least one different apple or crabapple variety within proximity to each other for pollination. Grams Gift, Chestnut crab, or Dolgo crabapple will make an excellent pollinator for Turning Point™. 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 your Tree’s death. Make sure the first number is zero.
Nitrogen is very mobile in the soil, and you can apply a small of nitrogen the following year. 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. They will need to be mixed in through the soil. We recommend applying 1 lb of 10-10-10 for every inch in diameter your Tree is at 2ft above the soil line. Fertilizer should be applied in spring the following year after planting and each year after.
Turning Point™ 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 will ensure your deer eat your fruit in a few years and not your trees this year.
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Dormant bare root trees should 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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|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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