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4-on-1 Antique Apple

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Description

Features four antique apple varieties — Golden Russet, Roxbury Russet, Snow (Fameuse), and Summer Rambo — grafted onto one tree. Enjoy an extended fresh-fruit season with different varieties ripening at different times. Individual varieties bloom in white or white-pink in spring, for unique and showy landscape interest. Cold-hardy. Ripens in August through October. Self-pollinating.

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Characteristics

Bloom Color Pink, White
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest August Through October
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Texture Firm/crisp
Years to Bear 3 - 4
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.

Recommended Pollinators

This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

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.

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Like the antique apple varieties and space was limited
RICK C on May 2, 2017
self-pollinating & dwarf
Melinda R on May 6, 2016
Like the antique apple varieties and space was limited
RICK C on May 2, 2017
Self pollinating and antique varieties.
Robert S on May 14, 2016
self-pollinating & dwarf
Melinda R on May 6, 2016
Excellent variety of older time y apples in self pollination package
Dan A on May 5, 2016
There are 4 in 1, hard to decide what to get, because you never tried before this kind. I am looking for sour kind of apples, but most of them are sweet .
Daiva Z on May 4, 2016
Hubby thought this one was interesting and wanted to give it a try. I like the idea that the apples will ripen over a staggered period of time. I'm hoping some of them are good keepers for the root cellar.
Cheryl R on May 1, 2016
Wanted a variety of apples to round out my Granny Smith and honeycrisp.
Elise I on Apr 30, 2016
Save space and have heirloom apples to eat
mike r on Apr 27, 2016
I liked the four varieties without having four different trees.
Jacqueline L S on Apr 26, 2016
Friend has one. Loves it!
Charles N on Apr 26, 2016
we have a small yard and it is zoned for our area
D Y on Apr 17, 2016
Small yard, wanted only one tree
Eileen J on Apr 8, 2016
it's self pollinating and I have a small yard, I do not have room for 2 trees of the same kind
Jeanine M on Mar 17, 2016
Multiple varieties with my limited space
Peter C on Mar 16, 2016
I wanted something different for a location near the house that I can watch every day. We'll have to see how well these apples do with pies.
Bruce Y on Mar 11, 2016
Looking for a multi variety fruit tree, the more the better
Jeff J on Mar 9, 2016
Self pollinating and antique varieties.
Robert S on May 14, 2016
Excellent variety of older time y apples in self pollination package
Dan A on May 5, 2016
How do I prune 4 in 1?
Maggie P on Apr 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Prune to keep each variety's marked branch in check with the others. Since there are several varieties on one tree, one may try to dominate the rest, so just make sure they are all kept about the same length to maintain balance.
What average height are the buds grafted on above the rootstock?
Megan L on Mar 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Typically, the lowest bud is located 18-22 inches above the rootstock.

Customer Reviews

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I bought this tree a few years ago, and it has had impressive growth and fruit production on two of it's grafts. The top graft is the earliest flowering and most productive, almost breaking branches in it's second season. One of the grafts took until the third season to start showing any signs of growth. The top graft has taken the majority of the plants vigor, due to it's early production, so this year I plan to cut all the fruit off early, and give the other grafts a chance to fill out and get stronger. It will be interesting to see how the tree produces when it matures, right now it seems like all four grafts are competing with each other, with one being the hog. My complaints lie in dealing with a multi graft tree, and not the quality of the product. Overall I am happy with the quality of the apples and the tree
March 4, 2017
4on1 antique apple
So far I am happy with my apple tree! it looks very good this spring. It has a few blossoms on it. I will be happy in 2017 when I may get some apples! So far so good!
May 7, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Fast grower, and gorgeous!
This came as a bare-root "twig," about 2 1/2-3' long, with a couple of other twigs grafted onto it. Eleven months later, it is between 6 1/2-7' tall and fully leafed, with any number of branches, and the trunk is already a good 1 1/2" thick. It is unbelievably sturdy - we've never had to stake it like some of the other trees we've planted, and although it said the tree likely wouldn't fruit for 3-4 years, it had a dozen or so blossoms on it this spring. Can't wait to see how they turn out!
May 20, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Thriving
I have never ordered a tree or any sort of plant online, so at first I felt skeptical. Especially after I received the tree in the mail, it was more like a $50 twig. I followed all the directions and cared for my little "stick in the ground" wondering if it was even alive. After a few weeks it finally sprouted a leaf! That was a very exciting moment for me. Now, a year later, the twig looks like a healthy little tree. It's doubled if not tripled in size and has several branches full of leaves. It even survived a late freeze. I am very pleased with my purchase and plan to order a few more trees.
May 30, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing well
In its second year and growing great this spring! I think it's still too small to produce though
May 2, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Antique apple tree
I loved the thought of different types of apples all on 1 tree. Planted this last year and so far this spring it is doing an awesome job and looks very healthy. Not sure when I should be getting fruit but will be excited whenever they come!
May 23, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing
This is the second summer with the 4 in one and two of the types had blossoms at the same time as also some of our other trees this spring but nothing pollinated. We had a cold spring and there was little insect activity and no bees to be seen at the time. Hoping for better luck next year!
June 20, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
4 in 1 apple tree
This bare root tree died from powdery mildew almost immediately after planting. I would highly recommend getting some powdery mildew killer before you order it just as a precaution. It's not that expensive, and you can get it on amazon, which is what really frustrated me. I didn't catch it in time. The 4 in 1 antique apple would have been nice tree to grow, but I noticed that for me, the grafted branches are lower than I would have liked. If it wasn't for that, and my lack of attention to the powdery mildew I would have had a great tree to grow some antique apples.
May 9, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Great buy!
The shipping was quicker than expected, and the tree was very healthy! It almost immediately sprouted leaves, and is still growing strong a year? later. Amazing.
May 14, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
My four on one apple tree
Even though I was delayed in planting my apple tree, it did not seem to be affected; it sprouted leaves very quickly.
May 18, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
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