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Bare Root Apples
Apple trees have existed before recorded history; ancient Phoenicians harvested wild apples. The apples of North America were brought over from Europe and were initially grown for making cider. Over the centuries, varieties were crossed to create the tasty varieties we grow today. Current popular varieties have also been bred in Australia and New Zealand. There are now over two thousand named clones. Commercial growers limit their crops to a few of these varieties. The home orchardist has a much greater selection. Bay Laurel offers some of the older varieties to augment your backyard orchard. Among these are Ashmead’s Kernal, Cox’s Orange Pippin, Golden Russet, Hudson's Golden Gem, Sierra Beauty, Spitzenburg, Tydeman’s Late Orange and White Winter Permain.
Apples are now grown in every temperate region around the world. The trees are extremely adaptable and long-lived. Cold climates are generally the largest apple producers, but Anna, Dorsett Golden, Pettingill and Winter Banana thrive in climates as mild as Southern California. Fuji, Gordon, Pink Lady and White Winter Permain are other varieties that need minimal amounts of cold.
Garden Delicious Genetic Dwarf Apple
Greenish yellow apple with red blush to full red color. Sweet, crisp, superb flavor, even in hot climates. Use fresh or cooked, good keeper. 8-10 ft. tree; smaller with pruning. Ripens in early September. 500 hours or less. Self-fruitful. Available on Apple.
Anna Apple - Semi-dwarf
Remarkable fruit for mild winter climates in southern California and southern Arizona. Bears heavy crops of sweet, crisp, flavorful apples even in low desert. Use fresh or cooked. Keeps for two months in the refrigerator. Ripens in July. 200 hours. Self-fruitful or pollenized by Dorsett Golden or Ein Shemer. Available on M111.
Dorsett Golden Apple - Semi-dwarf
Outstanding, medium to large, firm, very flavorful sweet apple for warm winter areas. Productive throughout southern California and Phoenix, Arizona. Also recommended as good early season apple for central California. Ripens in late June/July. Good pollenizer for Anna. 100 hours. Self-fruitful. Available on M111.
Fuji Apple - Semi-dwarf
Recent introduction from Japan; now California's favorite apple. Sweet, crisp, very flavorful. Dull reddish-orange skin, sometimes russetted. Ripens in mid to late September; excellent keeper. Excellent pollenizer for other apples. 400 hrs. Self-fruitful. On M111 rootstock.
Gala Miniature Apple
(Original Gala) Wonderful dessert apple from New Zealand. Skin is reddish-orange, striped over yellow. Crisp, dense, aromatic flesh with nice blend of sweetness and tartness, rich flavor. Good pollenizer for other apples. Ripens in August, 2-3 weeks before Red Delicious. Adapted to cold and warm winter climates. Chilling requirement apparently less than 500 hours. Self-fruitful. Available on Gen.
Golden Russet Apple - Semi-dwarf
One of the great family orchard apples of 19th century America. Fruit is of medium size with crisp, aromatic, subacid, creamy yellow flesh with great flavor and legendary sugary juice. Skin is partly to almost completely russeted, varying from grayish green or greenish yellow to an attractive golden brown with orange highlights. Used fresh and for cider, drying and cooking. Ripens late Sep./early Oct. Ripe fruit hangs on the tree until frost; stores well. Tree is vigorous, winter hardy and disease resistant. Estimated chilling requirement of 800-1000 hrs. Partly self-fruitful; largest crops with cross-pollenization. Available on M111.
Gravenstein Apple - Semi-dwarf
Famous apple for sauce and baking, also used fresh. Crisp, juicy, flavorful, tart. Fruit is large, round to slightly flattened, with greenish yellow, thin skin with red stripes. Early bloom, early harvest; ripens late July/early August. Pollenizer required--Empire, Fuji, Gala and Red Delicious are best. 500 hours or less. Available on M111.
Honeycrisp Apple - Semi-dwarf
Remarkable new apple variety from Univ. of Minnesota. Large with red-orange blush over a yellow background. Fruit is sweet, crisp and juicy. Excellent for eating and cooking, very long storage life. Ripens late September to late October. NOT SUITABLE FOR HOT SUMMER CLIMATES! Partly self-fruitful. 500 hours or less. Patent No. 7197. Available on M111.
Jonagold Apple - Semi-dwarf
Superb flavor--connoisseurs' choice. A cross of Jonathan and Golden Delicious apple. Yellow with red-orange blush; crisp, juicy, subacid, all-purpose. Ripens in Sept. 500 hours or less. Pollenized by Fuji, Gala, Granny Smith, Red Delicious, but not Golden Delicious. Available on M111.
Pink Lady Apple - Semi-dwarf
New hot climate apple from Western Australia. Very crisp with sweet-tart distinct flavor; good keeper. Skin is reddish pink over green; white flesh is fine grained and resists browning. Ripens in late Oct./early Nov., about three weeks after Fuji. 4-500 hours. Self-fruitful. Pat. No. 7880. Available on M111.
Red Delicious (Bisbee Spur) Apple - Semi-dwarf
Sweet, crisp, flavorful apple - perhaps the best Red Delicious. Small, compact tree. Good pollenizer for most other apples. Ripens in late August/early September. 500 hours or less. Pollenized by Liberty, Granny Smith, Fuji, Gala or Golden Delicious. Available on M111.
Red Fuji (BC #2) Apple - Semi-dwarf
Redder skinned sport of Fuji. Medium sized with yellow-green base and an attractive red blush. Sweet, very crisp and flavorful apple; excellent keeper. Ripens in September/October with Fuji. 500 hours. Self-fruitful. Excellent pollenizer for other apples. Available on M111.
Sierra Beauty Apple - Semi-dwarf
Favorite late apple in Northern California. Large yellow fruit with red blush, rich, sprightly flavor, moderately sweet. Excellent fresh or cooked. Good keeper. Ripens early October. Pollenizer required. 500 hours or less. Available on M111.
Sundowner Apple - Semi-dwarf
New sibling apple of Pink Lady from the same fruit breeder in Western Australia. Crisp, sweet white flesh and red skin with green undertones. Grows well in more extreme fruit growing regions such as southern districts and deserts. Low chill requirement, but high chill adaptability. Ripens in November. Self-fruitful. 200-300 hours. Available on M7.
Winesap Apple - Semi-dwarf
Stayman Double Red. Longtime favorite late red apple with juicy, smooth texture and lively flavor. Use fresh or cooked. Ripens Sept./Oct. 500 hours or less. Pollenizer required - Red or Golden Delicious, Fuji, Gala, Liberty. Available on M111.
Yellow Newton Pippin Apple - Semi-dwarf
Yellow-green, late, firm, crisp, slightly tart, superb flavor. Good keeper. Famous apple for cooking, excellent fresh or dried. Vigorous tree. Harvest when cheeks are yellowish-green, late Oct./early Nov. 500 hours or less. Self-fruitful. Available on M111.
Transcendent Crabapple - Standard
An excellent, heavy bearing crabapple for preserves and jellies. Large fruit is up to 2" wide, yellow with pink or red blush, to almost entirely red. Creamy yellow flesh is crisp, juicy and tart. Medium sized tree produces consistent crops in most areas except the high desert and coastal areas of southern California. Ripens August to September. 500 hours or less. Self-fruitful. Available on Apple.
4-N-1 Low Chill Apple
Anna, Fuji, Dorsett Golden and Gordon (all of these varieties) grafted onto one tree. Available on M111.
4-N-1 Apple - Fuji, Gala, Mutsu, Jonagold
All four varieties grafted onto one tree. Available on M111.
4-N-1 Apple - Golden Delicious, Fuji, Gala, Granny Smith
These four varieties grafted onto one tree. Available on M111.