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Pixie Crunch Apple Tree

Pixie Crunch Apple Tree

Pixie Crunch Apple Tree

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Pixie Crunch Apple Tree

Do you want to be able to pick apples from your very own backyard orchard? Have you hesitated planting a fruit tree because you thought it would be too much work? If this sounds like you, we have the tree for your backyard, and it produces crisp, sweet and delicious apples with very little work on your part. With a Pixie Crunch Apple Tree from Backyard Fruit, you can start harvesting and enjoying wonderful fresh fruit the very same year you put it in the ground.

When it comes to growing apples, you have a lot of choices. There are countless varieties, each with their own distinct flavors. The Pixie Crunch Apple, which was developed by Purdue University, is a delightfully sweet and tart apple with a texture that is crisper than almost any other apple variety. The Pixie Crunch apple is also intoxicatingly juicy and sweet. They are best enjoyed fresh and raw, but you can also use Pixie Crunch apples in sauces, salads, savory dishes and any kind of baked good, like pies. If it's a versatile apple that holds up better than most others straight from the tree that you want, Pixie Crunch is your apple.

Thanks to the way we produce and develop fruit trees, you can grow your Pixie Crunch Apple Tree without knowing a lot about orchards and maintaining fruit trees. Unlike seedling trees, which you get from other nurseries, we produce our fruit trees using an ancient technique called grafting. We graft a mature tree, ready to bear fruit, to hardy root stock. The result is that you get a tree that will produce fruit the first year you put it in the ground and that will resist most pests and diseases. You can even grow your Pixie Crunch tree totally organically.

Pixie Crunch Apple Trees are perfect for zones 5 through 8, love sunny spaces and, when planted near Gala, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious or Liberty Apple Trees, will cross-pollinate and produce up to ten bushels of fruit each year. It will come to you already trained and pruned so you can plant your tree and do little else to get ready for the fall fruit harvest. Save money on your grocery bill, enjoy a versatile and delicious apple, and do it all from your very own backyard orchard with a Pixie Crunch Apple Tree.

Your Growing Compatibility

USDA
Growing Zones

5-8

Minimum
Chill Hours

< 200

Compatible Growing Zone

You are in Growing Zone 6

Characteristics

Growing Zone 5,6,7,8 Botanical Name Malus domestica 'Pixie Crunch'
Mature Width 20 ft Mature Height 20-25 ft
Sun Tolerance Full Sun Chill Hours < 200
Wet Soil Tolerance Fair Shade Tolerance Fair
Drought Tolerance Good Heat Tolerance Good
Hummididty Tolerance Good Pest Resistance Good
Disease Resistance Good Deer Resistant Good
Ripens Mid Season Soil Type Well Drained
Self Fertile No

Characteristics

Growing Zone 5,6,7,8 Botanical Name Malus domestica 'Pixie Crunch'
Mature Width 20 ft Mature Height 20-25 ft
Sun Tolerance Full Sun Chill Hours < 200
Wet Soil Tolerance Fair Shade Tolerance Fair
Drought Tolerance Good Heat Tolerance Good
Hummididty Tolerance Good Pest Resistance Good
Disease Resistance Good Deer Resistant Good
Ripens Mid Season Soil Type Well Drained
Self Fertile No

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Planting & Care

Planting and caring for your new fruit tree is easy. To get started, find a good spot in your yard or a large container. The location should have good drainage and adequate sunlight. For a container, be sure there are drainage holes in the bottom and that it is large enough for the root ball to fit with some extra room.

In the yard, dig a hole that is a few inches shallower than the height of the root ball and three times as wide. The roots need room to spread outwards, but you don't want it to sit too deep in the hole. If your soil is especially dense and compacted, you may need to go out wider and loosen up the soil.

Before placing the root ball in the hole or container, pull the roots gently to space them out a little and cut off any damaged roots. Place the tree into the hole or container, ensuring that the point at which the roots meet the trunk is going to be an inch or two above the surrounding soil.

Carefully add the soil back into the hole or add your potting mix to the container. It helps to have one person hold the tree upright while you do this. It helps to keep the tree straight. As you fill in the soil, take steps to prevent air pockets from forming by removing large pieces of debris, breaking up large, dense clumps of soil, and water a little at a time. The soil should slope downward from the trunk to prevent water pooling around the roots, but the tops of the largest roots should protrude from the soil.

Water your new tree thoroughly to settle the soil. Water it again when the top two-inch layer of soil dries out. As your tree grows and the roots develop, you can water less often. Your tree will arrive pruned, so you only need to prune it once a year, in early spring, to keep its shape and to promote more fruit development, or to keep it small if you are growing in a container.

Fertilizer is not always necessary. If your tree grows well and looks healthy, it probably doesn't need any feeding. If you are not happy with how fast it is growing, of if you notice any signs of poor nutrition, you can apply an appropriate fertilizer once or twice a year. Our trees are hardy and you should not need to spray for pests or disease.

Shipping

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We take pride in accurate and on-time shipping dates. Of course there are factors that could delay these dates. These are estimates, and we cannot guarantee exact shipping dates. Shipping live products has its challenges and occasionally Mother Nature does not abide by our time frames. On rare occasions we have to delay shipping due to severe weather forecasts in your area or ours. Sometimes the seasons are delayed and plants take longer to reach specifications. Although these types of delays are rare, we try to keep you informed. The health of your plants is our highest concern.


Spring Shipping
Due to the nature of certain cold sensitive plants, it is best to ship them during months with milder temperatures. Spring shipped items are identified on their product page, as well as information on Northern States that ship in spring. Most trees and plants we carry can safely be planted year-round, but you may prefer planting in warmer weather. If you would like to receive a plant earlier than designated or delay its delivery date, we are happy to schedule what’s most convenient. Just call us at 1-888-286-1004.

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Will my Trees Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.


Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.

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Pruning & Trimming

Most Fruiting Plants Are Pruned Before Shipping... At No Cost To You!

Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.


Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.