Apple, heirloom 'Mother'
Malus domestica 'Mother'
Variety description: This apples originates from Bolton in Worcester County, Massachusetts, where is was discovered in 1844. Early ripening, medium sized fruit with smooth skin. Color is bright, mottled-red over a dark yellow background.
Sweet, juicy flesh with slight acidity. A hardy and dependable bearer, requires cross-pollination. Some resistance to apple scab and fire blight.
Grafted onto dwarf Geneva 41, a blight resistant and productive rootstock. Trees require staking. Good for training into an espalier. Trees are 35-40% of standard or about 8-12' at maturity.
Site requirements: Full sun location. Apples will grow in a range of soil types provided the planting location is well drained. Soil pH of 6.5 is ideal.
Hardiness: USDA zones 5-9.
Plant size: Grafted tree, 3' tall with strong central leader.
When we ship: Available for FALL 2016 shipping. Potted plants also available at the nursery this spring.
Shipping restrictions: Cannot ship to Canada.
Organically grown by Cricket Hill Garden, in compliance with CT NOFA Farmer's Pledge.