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Duchess of Oldenberg Apple

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Item #133216, Semi-Dwarf. Ships 3 - 4' tall with a 3/8" trunk, bare-root. Professionally pruned for FREE!
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Description

Attractive and ripens early! Vigorous, easy-to-grow tree bears crops of medium to large fruit for fresh-eating, baking, and sauces. Fruit features red-orange stripes over pale-yellow skin and a creamy flesh. Antique variety, originates from Russia, circa 18th century. Often simply shortened to Duchess. Cold-hardy. Ripens in August. Best pollinators: any Golden Delicious, Cortland, or Cripps Pink.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Yellow
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Pollination Pollinator Needed
Ripens/Harvest August
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Good/tart
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 4 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 8
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 12 - 15' tall x 12 - 15' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 12 - 15' apart to ensure room for growth.

Recommended Pollinators

This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Our experts recommend planting one of the following within 50' for optimum pollination.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow apple trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Very anxious to grow this lovely antique.
Deborah S on Mar 18, 2016
Very anxious to grow this lovely antique.
Deborah S on Mar 18, 2016
How is disease resistance on the duchess of Oldenburg?
Yankee on Mar 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: For an antique apple variety, it doesn't have any known outstanding disease issues. It's fairly easy (and rewarding) to grow!

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Darn it!
I really liked this apple tree, it was growing really well, until the gophers ate the roots and killed it. yes, I would definitely get this again.
May 21, 2016
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