Semi-dwarf, deciduous fruit tree
Description: Small to medium-sized apples with flattened ends; yellow skin with some red striping; and crisp, firm, juicy flesh; early to mid-season ripening period (typically late June/early July).
Habit: Grafted onto semi-dwarfing rootstock (MM111); grows 12 to 15’ high; space trees 15-20’ apart; vigorous and productive.
Culture: Prefers full sun and ordinary garden soil; two additional pollinators (apple varieties) recommended for improved fruit production and fruit shape.
Hardiness: USDA Zones 4 through 8.
Attributes: Edible fruits, attracts bees
Also called Early Bevans and Striped June in reference to its earlier ripening period, this apple was discovered near Salem, New Jersey, around 1842. Like most early summer varieties, Bevan’s Favorite does not keep for long and is best when picked at its prime and eaten fresh or used in desserts and for baking and frying. Apple historian Lee Calhoun returned this old variety to commerce after finding a single tree on the farm of E. Lloyd Curl in Alamance County, North Carolina, in 1985.
This tree will ship bare root. One year grafted M111 is approximately 4' tall.
Bare root planting tips:
~ If you can't plant immediately, store your plant in a cool location and keep the roots moist or pot in a container with a nursery potting mix from your local garden center.
~ Before planting, let the roots soak for several hours as you prepare the site. You'll want to dig a large enough hole so the root mass can spread out and the plant is at the same soil level as when it was growing in the nursery.
~ Once planted, water it in well and wait a month before fertilizing. Mulching will help to maintain moisture and raise soil temperatures for faster growth.