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Bethel Apple 3-5 ft branched tree

Regular price
$36.00 USD
Regular price
Sale price
$36.00 USD
Plant type
Rootstock

Bethel is an heirloom originating from Bethel, VT. We have a 100-year old Bethel tree here on the farm! Its red-striped fruit ripen in October and are crunchy with a rich, sweet flavor and very little acidity. It will typically start to bear fruit at a young age and continue to bear annually.

Standard rootstock: These trees are grafted onto Antonovka standard rootstock, which produces vigorous and disease-resistant full-size trees. With a little TLC these trees can last generations.

Apples thrive in Vermont. You need to have at least two different varieties for pollination; however, apples are common enough in Vermont that you can often get away with planting one if a neighbor has a few trees. Wild trees or crab apples growing nearby can also serve as pollinators. More pollen often means more and larger fruit. Plant in a well-drained spot with good sun. We grow and sell varieties that perform well in our climate and growing conditions. Varieties listed as “heirloom” originated before 1900.

If you are planting a few trees, consider selecting varieties with different uses or ripening times. If you are planning to make hard cider, add a cider variety or two to blend with more typical dessert fruit.