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‘Ambrosia’ Apple (M9 NIC29 Dwarf)

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Clear red blush covers 70-90% of the fruit. Clean smooth skin with no russeting. Crisp, juicy flesh with pleasing sub-acid flavour. Grafted on M9 NIC29 dwarf rootstock. Bareroot or Potted

Reserve yours now with a 50% deposit or purchase in FULL for pickup this spring!

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Description

A naturally occurring sport from British Columbia introduced in 1980. Clear red blush covers 70-90% of the fruit. Clean smooth skin with no russeting. Crisp, juicy flesh with pleasing sub-acid flavour. Creamy texture, excellent for fresh salads. Ripens in late September. A popular variety, now common in most grocery stores across North America.

Grafted onto a Malling 9 selection NIC 29 (M9 NIC29) rootstock. Fully dwarfing (30-40% of standard). Very hardy and disease tolerant. Precocious; induces flowering earlier in maturity. May require support (staking or trellising). NIC29 is more vigorous than other M9 selections and is used to improve the vigour of certain scions such as Honeycrisp.

5/8″ caliper bareroot or #5 potted

 

Plant Details

Scion Latin: Malus  Ambrosia

Rootstock Latin: Malus  Malling 9 selection NIC 29′

Hardiness Zone: 5 – 8

Height: 8′ – 12′

Spread: 4′ – 5′

Bloom Time: Spring

Ripens: September

Flower Colour: White

Fruit Colour: Red blush over green-yellow

Foliage Colour: Green

Light Requirements: Full Sun

Soil Requirements: Fertile, well-draining soil. Avoid competition with grass near the base of the tree.

Attributes:

  • Edible Fruit
  • Showy Flowers
  • Dwarf Rootstock

Special Considerations: Apples require cross-pollination with another Malus species (Crabapple, Apple-Crab or Apple) within the same general area such as city block. Dwarf trees may require support.

Rootstock Details

Bareroot Apple Planting Guide

By definition, bare-root trees are not grown in a pot and will not have any soil around their roots – hence the name “bare root”. Our bare-root trees are dormant, which helps them to transplant well and experience less transpiration (water loss) immediately after planting. The best thing you can do for a new tree is to avoid shock as much as possible, so don’t wait until it’s too late in the season to plant. The best time to plant a bare-root tree, or any other bare-root plant, is in the fall or early spring.

Steps to planting a bare-root tree;

  • Allow your tree’s roots to soak in water an hour or two before planting. Do not soak the roots for more than 24 hours.
  • A planting hole that is large enough to accommodate your tree’s current root system with some extra room to grow.
    • The multi-year hole approach is predicated on 1 foot per year extension of the tree roots beyond the planting hole (2’ x 3’).
    • It probably makes little sense to dig any hole deeper than 3’. Most deciduous fruit trees (standard or dwarf) have a high percentage of their effective feeding roots in the top 1–2’ of the soil. While they have “anchor” roots that go deeper, these roots are adept at “double digging” for themselves.
  • Spread out the dormant tree’s roots to encourage outward growth.
  • Keep the tree vertical in the planting hole (perpendicular to the ground) so that it grows straight.
    • Use stakes or metal posts to encourage straight growth, especially with dwarfing rootstocks and windy sites.
  • Keep the graft union (noticeable “bump” in the lower trunk) 2-3 inches above the ground.  
  • Refill the hole with native soil (what was removed at digging time), and any other soil amendments.
  • Gently tamp out any air pockets from the soil once the planting hole is filled.
  • Thoroughly water your newly planted tree.

Spring Plant Reservations

PAYMENT:

All Spring Plant Reservations have a 50% minimum deposit required to place orders. An order can also be paid in full.

Orders will be placed based on payment of a deposit or full payment. Payments cannot be refunded after April 5th, 2019

Payment can be made by cash, cheque, email money transfer or credit card. Please follow instructions on your invoice.

ORDERING:

We strongly recommend ordering before April 5th, 2019 to secure your order. Please note that orders after this date are dependent on available inventory. Some stock may have limited available quantities.

Any bulk orders of 50+ plants will be subject to bulk order pricing. Please contact us for bulk orders.

PICKUP:

SPR orders must be picked up May 17-19 from the farm in Krestova. We will send an email confirming the available times for pickup closer to this date. We are unable to deliver to Nelson or Castlegar Garden Festivals due to recent SPR order quantities.

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This item is for pick-up only and does not qualify for shipping via Canada Post.

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