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Wickson
Wickson
Wickson Apple Fall. (Esopus Spitzenburg x Newtown Pippin) Albert Etter intro, Humboldt County, CA, 1944.

One of the most intensely flavorful apples we list. Small roundish bright red fruit is crisp, juicy, tart, tangy and spicy. Extremely high in both sugar and acid. Sugar level of the juice is around 25%.

Highly recommended for dessert. Keeps until January. Becoming one of the most sought-after American cider apples, both for blending and as a single varietal. In September the tree looks like a mass of cherries.

Bred and introduced by the generally unknown Albert Etter, one of America’s most innovative and important fruit breeders of the 20th century.

Wickson bears young, heavily and annually. Blooms midseason. Z4-8. Both Maine Grown. (3-6' trees)

Item Discounted
Price
173A: on standard stock, 1 for $29.25
sold out for orders received after 1/12/17
173C: on M111 semi-dwarfing stock, 1 for $29.25
sold out for orders received after 1/5/17
Item Discounted
Price
173A: on standard stock, 1 for $29.25
sold out for orders received after 1/12/17
173C: on M111 semi-dwarfing stock, 1 for $29.25
sold out for orders received after 1/5/17
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Additional Information

Apples

All apple trees require a second variety for pollination, but any apple or crabapple blooming at the same time, within a quarter mile, will probably do.

Planting distance depends on the rootstock:
Plant standard trees (A) 25-30' apart.
Plant Bud 118 (B) rootstocks 20-25' apart.
Plant M111 (C) rootstocks 15-20' apart.
Plant Bud 9 (D) rootstocks 5-10' apart.

Each apple variety has a climate range where it will thrive and produce its best fruit. At the end of each apple description we list a range of zones. For example, Z3-4 signifies that this apple will reach perfection in Zones 3 and 4 and that we don’t recommend it farther south even though it would be plenty hardy. Z4-6 means that this apple will reach perfection in Zones 4, 5 or 6. Although we have received reports from southern areas that some of our rarest Maine apples are thriving, we suggest you use this guide to select apples most appropriate to your area.

Varieties bearing annually are noted; others normally bear every other year. With diligent annual pruning and thinning, most apples will produce an annual crop, one heavy, the next light.

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• Click here for our interactive chart Pick the Right Apple.
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