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Pink Lady Apple Tree

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The Pink Lady is a delicious low chill apple tree from West Australia. The fruit has reddish pink color skin, sweet tart flavor, and crisp when ripe. Keeps well and has a unique taste. The flesh is white and does not brown quickly. Grow in the full sun and does well in hot summer climates. Great show of white blossoms in the Spring, and harvest fruit in late October.

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Limited Guarantee and Returns

We guarantee our plants to be true-to-name as labeled and in good health when they leave the nursery. Notify us immediately if there is a problem with any items in your order, such as damage to the plants. Plants are perishable, we do not provide unconditional replacement. If you experience a problem with a plant later in the growing season. We will be fair and will do our best to keep you satisfied. Depending on circumstances, we may offer a 1-time only half-price replacement of the cost of the plants. This half price replacement does not include shipping to send the replacement trees.  For more information, please visit our Guarantee and Returns  page

Sun Exposure

Full Sun
Citrus trees grow best directly under the full sun all day long but will do just fine if they receive sun only half the day. Basically, any citrus tree will need only about 6 hours of direct sunlight per day to have enough energy to produce flower blossoms and fruits. Heat Stress - Citrus trees can become stressed from high temperatures and little water during an extreme heat wave. Symptoms can include yellowing leaves, even dry, brown color leaves that look burned. Increase the frequency of irrigation session during a heat wave to prevent stress to your citrus tree. Plant other ornamental shrubs, vines, ground cover, and large trees nearby to create some shade that reduces the temperature, cooling the surrounding landscape. It's also useful to mulch because it will reduce water loss from the surrounding topsoil.

Mature Size

Citrus trees are generally pruned to be about 10-20 feet tall. Plant your citrus trees about 10 feet apart. Provide more space to allow your citrus tree to grow larger. Commercially citrus trees are often planted 15 feet apart with 20 feet rows for machinery. A standard form citrus tree has a single trunk and a canopy that generally starts a few feet from the ground, eventually where people can walk or sit under. Dwarf citrus trees are genetically identical to standard citrus trees. The tips are simply trimmed when the tree is very young so that the plant grows rounder like a large bush. Dwarf citrus trees are easier to harvest due to the lower canopy, but you can never sit under occupies a wider area at ground level. You would always be next to a dwarf citrus tree, and would not go under. Dwarf citrus trees are great for containers and to keep a shorter tree to prevent blocking a view.

Planting Installation

Step One: Soil and Planting: Plant in soil that drains well. Dig a hole that is as deep as the tree's roots and at least twice as wide.
Step Two: Place the tree in the hole and backfill around the plant's roots with a mixture of the native soil and high-quality planting mix that has washed sand and organic fertilizer.
Step Three: Create a basin around the roots drip zone so that water collects. Water deeply until the roots and nearby soil is saturated and reaches field capacity. http://ucanr.edu/sites/VCMG/Planting_and_Care_of_Young_Citrus_Trees/?sharing=yes

Plant Maintenance

How To Water

Newly planted citrus trees should be watered about twice per week. Adjust the frequency based on weather conditions and soil type. Create a water well or basin around the drip zone to collect the water for the tree's roots. Provide enough water to saturate the entire root zone. To give enough water run a sprinkler for 20 minutes. A bubbler system can provide enough water in 6 minutes while a drip system would run for 2 hours to saturate the soil.

Fertilizer and Plant Nutrition

Fertilize citrus trees with a balanced fertilizer. Use the manufacturers general recommendations. Organic sources of fertilizer include manure and blood meal. Bone meal is a great source of phosphorus. Potash is often used as an organic potassium input in agriculture. Specialty fertilizers that contain a balanced amount of NPK are commonly available and often sold as citrus food.

Winter Pruning and Summer Thinning

Prune fruit trees in the Winter to maintain size and shape to prepare for Spring growth. Thin the tree in the Summer, and remove excessive fruits. Remove any dry twigs and branches. Cut off any new growth below the graft or very low in the tree, this will direct the plant's energy to its main branches. Thin your trees during the Spring and Summer seasons to ensure the plant’s energy is directed as desired. If the plant provides an overly large quantity of fruits for that branch. Reduce the quantity of fruit so that what remains grows larger. This will also prevent broken limbs. Harvest ripe fruit to prevent undesired pests.
Trimming
Trim Like An Evergreen Tree

Harvesting and Pest Management

The basics of integrated pest management is cleanliness and the use of a combination of methods. This means we use of organic pesticide when the pest population reaches a threshold that requires action. Horticultural oils such as Neem oil is an organic pesticide that controls tiny, soft bodied insects. Use organic Bordeaux and Liqui-cop to manage fungus causing diseases such as powdery mildew, rust, and leaf-curls. Keep a clean environment, free of weeds and dropped fruit that host insects or attract animals. Harvest when fruit reaches size and store indoors. Use repellants and bird netting to protect your harvest from other animals.

Compatibility

Pollination and Propagation

Paradise Nursery's citrus trees are self-pollinating and are grafted onto rootstock that is pest and disease resistant so that our tree begin to produce fruits immediately and grow to have a strong and healthy root system.

Sun Exposure

Full Sun
Deciduous trees grow best directly under the full sun all day long, but will do just fine if they receive sun only half the day. Basically any deciduous tree will need only about 6 hours of direct sun light per day to have enough energy to produce flower blossoms and fruits. Heat Stress - Deciduous trees can become stressed from high temperatures and little water during an extreme heat wave. Symptoms can include yellowing leaves, even dry, brown color, burned looking leaves. Increase the frequency of irrigation session during a heat wave to prevent stress to your deciduous . Plant other ornamental shrubs, vines, ground cover, and large trees nearby to create some shade that reduce the temperature and cool the surrounding landscape. It's also useful to mulch because it will reduce water loss from the surrounding topsoil.

Mature Size

In the home orchard, plant trees about 10 feet apart, and trim them to stay between 8 - 15 feet tall. In a commercial farm, apple trees are spaced 15 feet apart with 20 feet rows are machinery. These trees are grown to 25 feet tall. An apple tree can become almost 40 feet tall in nature. Dwarf Standard and Semi-dwarf Form: Our trees are grown in standard and semi-dwarf forms. A standard tree grows tall because the tip continues to grow. The tip of a semi-dwarf tree has been cut about 2 feet from the ground, therefore the tree has a shorter branching structure for easy picking.

Planting Installation

Step One: Soil and Planting: Plant in soil that drains well. Dig a hole that is as deep as the tree's roots and at least twice as wide.
Step Two: Place the tree in the hole and backfill around the plant's roots with a mixture of the native soil and high-quality planting mix that has washed sand and organic fertilizer.
Step Three: Create a basin around the roots drip zone so that water collects. Water deeply until the roots and nearby soil is saturated and reaches field capacity.

Plant Maintenance

How To Water - Frequency and Duration

Provide newly planted fruit trees irrigation water about twice per week. Adjust the frequency based on the soil type and weather conditions. Irrigate about weekly at the beginning of spring and increase the frequency to 2-3 times per week in the summer. Reduce the frequency of irrigation to about weekly when the weather cools in the Fall. It is important to discontinue irrigation water while dormant in the winter. Create a good berm or watering well around the trees drip zone to allow water to collect for the trees roots.

Fertilizer and Plant Nutrition

Fruit trees and edible plants need nutrients to grow. This is called fertilizer and comes in different forms. Use organic manure, bone meal, blood meal, and humus based fertilizers. Apply fertilizers like manure along with a bone meal, humus based phosphorus fertilizer (1-2-2) NPK ratio in the late winter, right before spring growth. Reapply with organic high nitrogen (2-1-1) or fertilizers with a 1-1-1 NPK as directed by the label during the Spring and Summer growing season. Do not fertilize in the Fall, new growth at this time will be thin, lanky, and weak.

Winter Pruning and Summer Thinning

Prune fruit trees in the Winter to maintain size and shape to prepare for Spring growth. Thin the tree in the Summer, and remove excessive fruits. Remove any dry twigs and branches. Cut off any new growth below the graft or very low in the tree, this will direct the plant's energy to its main branches. Thin your trees during the Spring and Summer seasons to ensure the plant’s energy is directed as desired. If the plant provides an overly large quantity of fruits for that branch. Reduce the quantity of fruit so that what remains grows larger. This will also prevent broken limbs. Harvest ripe fruit to prevent undesired pests.
Trimming

Harvesting and Pest Management

The basics of integrated pest management is cleanliness and the use of a combination of methods. This means we use of organic pesticide when the pest population reaches a threshold that requires action. Horticultural oils such as Neem oil is an organic pesticide that controls tiny, soft bodied insects. Use organic Bordeaux and Liqui-cop to manage fungus causing diseases such as powdery mildew, rust, and leaf-curls. Keep a clean environment, free of weeds and dropped fruit that host insects or attract animals. Harvest when fruit reaches size and store indoors. Use repellants and bird netting to protect your harvest from other animals.

Compatibility

The two factors that determine if a deciduous fruit trees will grow well and produce fruit in a certain area are the Chill Hour Requirement and the Cold Hardiness of that plant. “Chill hours” are the amount of cold a deciduous fruit tree needs to experience during the winter to produce flower blossoms in the Spring that become fruits later in the season. This is measured in the number of hours below 45 degrees Fahrenheit. At Paradise Nursery we only grow low chill types that occurs in the entire U.S. The second factor is Cold Hardiness. Cold Hardiness refers to the minimum temperature a plant can tolerate.

Pollination and Propagation

(Grafting/Cutting) Most of Paradise Nursery’s edible plants are self-fruitful. Self-pollinating trees do not require an additional tree to produce fruit. For your convenience, we have indicated which trees require a pollinator, and their associated pollinators. Only the sweet cherries, avocados, and some plums require a pollinator. All of our other propagated edible plants do not require a pollinator. All of our edible plants are either grown from cuttings, budded, or grafted. This way, we can ensure that our plants are high quality and fruit immediately. Plants will generally begin fruiting within a year of planting.

Pink Lady Apple Tree Information and Care

A beautiful woody deciduous fruit tree, the Pink Lady apple blossoms in Spring. Fruits ripen late in the Summer to early Fall. While in many areas fruit ripe in October, other areas is sooner. Plant in the Full Sun and well draining soil. Use high quality planting mix and fertilizer.

Compatibility –

 The two most important factors relevant to ensuring a deciduous fruit tree’s healthy growth and production are the Chill Requirement and the Cold Hardiness. Chill is measured by 1 hour of temperature below 45 degrees Fahrenheit. Paradise Nursery only grows Low Chill fruit trees that meet the requirements of all areas of the United Stated. The second factor is Cold Hardiness. The minimum temperature a plant can tolerate refers to its Cold Hardiness. The USDA has developed Cold Hardiness Zones that indicate the average minimum temperatures in the Winter based on weather history. The Chill Requirements and USDA Zone range of each plant is provided. Our website will only allow you to add plants that grow within your USDA Hardiness Zone, and since we only grow low chill edibles, all our fruit tree will bear fruit in your area.

Size and Spacing –

Our fruit trees are grown in Standard, Semi-dwarf, and Dwarf forms. Our standard trees grow upright with a central leader and lower later branches. These tree grow taller (15 – 25 ft tall, or more by 10-15 feet wide or more), and create a lot of  shade. Our semi-dwarf trees are grown to be kept short ( 8 – 15 ft tall by 8- 10 feet wide. These have a short trunk and will round canopy. Their tips were cut a foot or two above the ground to promote lower branches to grow more and create a shorter tree that is easy to pick, but will provide less shade. Our Dwarf tree are great for containers. Our Dwarf trees  have been topped right above the graft to create a bushy tree that is very short (6 – 10 ft tall and wide ) with and very short trunk. These provide much less shade, but are very easy to pic. You walk around this tree, not under it.
In home orchards, space trees about 10 – 12 feet apart unless you desire to allow them to grow larger. Provide more space for larger trees. Some trees grow slower and stay smaller, while others grow faster and larger. These are joys of nature.

Pollination and Propagation (Grafting/Cutting)  

Our Self-fruitful, self-pollinating trees do not require another tree to produce fruit. Trees that require a pollinator are indicated. Only the sweet cherries, and some plum require a pollinator. All our other propagated edible plants do not require a pollinator. All our edible plants are grown by cuttings from mature plants or grafted. This provides plants that are high quality and fruit immediately. Plants will generally begin fruiting within a year of planting. 

PLANTING AND CARE –

Planting Containerized plants can be installed all year round.
It is important to install and plant in a location with the appropriate sun exposure as the plant needs. Edible plants need at least 4 -5 hours of direct sunlight, indirect or filtered sun light is ok, especially in hot climates. It is also important the soil of the planting location will drain water well. Install drains or amend with sand if needed to improve drainage.
Dig the hole at least twice as wide, and as deep as the root system of the potted plant. Amend some of the native soil removed from the ground with high quality organic planting mix and fertilizer to use as fill when planting. Place the tree so the top of the root system is level with the ground or slightly higher. Never plant a tree low. Create a watering well or burm around the root zone using the additional soil removed from the ground. This watering well will collect water to allow for deep watering. Fill this until it floods so the soil moisture content reaches field capacity.
Bare roots should be potted up or planted immediately. Water them in very well to saturation, then do not water again until they leaf out in the Spring. Bare roots can tolerate the cold. In areas that snow, pot up your tree and wait until summer, after the snow has melted and the plants roots have completely filled the container to plant.

Irrigating and Watering

Water newly planted fruit trees weekly (1 x / week) during the cooler early spring and fall seasons, and 2 – 3 times per week during the hot summer season. Deciduous plants go dormant in the winter, therefore irrigation water should be stopped. Discontinue watering until the plant leafs out in the early spring. Increase the frequency as the temperature and evapotranspiration rates increase. Once the trees roots grow larger and the plant establishes, irrigation will be needed less frequent. Continue to irrigate evergreen plants such as Citrus, Avocado, Loquat, and Guava trees in the Winter, since they do not go dormant. However, reduce the frequency to no more than once per week, as the weather is cool and likely raining.

Fertilizer and Plant Nutrition

Fruit trees and edible plants need nutrients to create energy for growth. This is called fertilizer and comes in different forms. Use organic manure, bone meal, blood meal, and humus based fertilizers. Apply fertilizers like manure along with a bone meal, humus based phosphorus fertilizer (1-2-2) NPK ratio in the late winter, right before spring growth. Reapply with organic high nitrogen (2-1-1) or fertilizers with a 1-1-1 NPK as directed by the label during the Spring and Summer growing season. Do not fertilize in the Fall, since temperature drop, plant growth is low.

Pruning, Trimming, Thinning, and Harvesting

Winter is the time to prune fruit trees and edible plants. Cut to top and other branches on the outer canopy to maintain the trees size and form. Remove any interior growth towards the center of the tree to promote remaining branches to grow outward. Remove any dry twigs and branches. Cut off any new growth below the graft or very low in the tree to direct the plants energy to its main branches. Thin your trees during the Spring and Summer seasons to ensure the plants energy is directed as desired. If the plant provides an overly large quantity of fruits for that branch. Reduce the quantity of fruit so that what remains grows larger. This will also prevent broke limbs. Harvest ripe fruit to prevent undesired pests.

Pest Control

Use organic methods to manage pests of edible plants. Horticultural oils such as Neem oil are great winter dormant sprays to prevent and control soft bodied insects. Use organic fungicides such as Borduex and Liqui-cop for fungus such as powdery mildew, leaf-curls, and rust. Use repellants and bird netting to protect your harvest from other animals. Keep a clean environment, free of weeds and dropped fruit that host insects or attract animals.

Specifications

Maintenance

Regular

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

Plant Type

Deciduous

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