Deciduous, semi-dwarf, fruit tree
Description: Lemon-yellow, oblong apples with russet spots and a reddish-orange blush where exposed to the sun; crisp, juicy flesh is sweet and aromatic; ripens in early to mid-fall
Habit: Grafted onto semi-dwarfing root stock; will grow 10-15’ high
Culture: Prefers full sun and moderately rich, well-drained loam; needs a pollinator
Hardiness: Cold hardy to USDA Zone 4
‘Yellow Bellflower’ is a wonderful variety for cooking, cider-making, and for storing as a dessert apple. First found in New Jersey, this apple was recommended as a “Long-keeping Apple” by Philadelphia nurseryman Bernard McMahon in The American Gardener’s Calendar (1806). The fruit bruises easily, so take care when storing.
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.