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This grafted tree produces a standard-size apple with great taste and excellent disease resistance. This tree has excellent resistance to apple scab, cedar apple rust, and fireblight in a no-spray situation. This tree stays very clean here and has remarkable growth. It ripens early but is a great tree and produces a desert-quality apple. A great apple for eating out of hand and many people’s favorite. The Priscilla apple has consistent crops making it an excellent source for your wildlife and some early trail camera photos. Priscilla will reach a mature height of 20’+. Plant Hardiness zones 4-8.
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The Priscilla apple is a great-tasting standard-size apple with great taste! The tree exhibits excellent disease resistance even in a no-spray situation. This tree has shown excellent resistance to apple scab, cedar apple rust, and fireblight. It ripens early but is a great tree and produces a desert-quality apple that is great for eating out of hand. The Priscilla apple has consistent crops making it an excellent source for your wildlife and some early trail camera photos. Hardiness Zones 4-8.
The Priscilla 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 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 as I remove growth below 4′. They will range in height between 4′ and 6′ with a trunk diameter of 1/2″ to 3/4″.
The Rootstock that Priscilla Apple is grafted to 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. Malus Dolgo rootstock will develop deep “Real roots” making it extremely well anchored, penetrating well into the subsoil, pulling up lost nutrients, and therefore making Malus Doglo rootstock very drought tolerant. Making Malus Dolgo an all-around great rootstock for wildlife plantings.
This standard-size rootstock is adaptable to many soil types and conditions. Especially when planting in less desirable locations, Therefore, its full vigor can be used in areas that were once wooded areas and are now food plots, reclaimed land, shale mountain soil, dryer uplands, and ridges. Malus Dolgo rootstock will also perform very 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 tree 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. Making Malus Dolgo an all-around great rootstock for wildlife plantings.
PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS FOR PRISCILLA APPLE
Plant at least 1 different apple or crabapple variety within proximity for pollination. Grams Gift, Wickson Crabapple, and Enterprise apple make excellent pollinators for Priscilla 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 3 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 the time of planting. Because they are basically immobile in the soil, they must be mixed in through the soil. We recommend completing a soil test and making amendments for best results. We recommend applying 1 lb of 10-10-10 for every inch of diameter in the spring the following year and each year after planting.
Priscilla 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, not your trees this year.
Shipping to Plant Hardiness zones 2 – 8 Spring shipping will begin again in mid-March on Mondays as temperatures in my area allow and continue until the last Monday in April.
Dormant bare root trees need to be planted in the 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 send a 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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