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Northfield Beauty Apple 3-5 ft branched tree

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

Northfield Beauty was first discovered in the late 19th century in the mountains of Northfield, VT. Some of its outstanding qualities are its resistance to apple scab and the convenient factor of the fruits hanging on the tree even once ripe. The fruit ripens early – in August or September – to a yellow skin thoroughly splashed with crimson and some russeting. It is indeed a beautiful apple. The flesh is white and sweet-tart, fine-grained and crisp. Great all-purpose, heirloom apple.

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.

M111: M111 is considered semidwarf or semistandard, growing to 80% the size of a standard rootstock tree. Similar to a standard, trees on M111 are vigorous, adaptable and need no staking. Trees on M111 will begin bearing fruit slightly earlier than standard roostock trees.

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.