A "second" will most likely have several cuts visible on the trunk. These are from low growing branches that were removed too late in the season. This means they have not yet had time to heal over properly. Lac Balsam has been applied to all cuts.
Please note: 2nd trees are covered by our standard guarantee.
Wildlife trees, by comparison, may be crooked, may not be identified, may be smaller or even left over from a custom graft.
Discovered as a fence row seedling in Oregon about 1931. The large, deeply russeted fruit with its conical, elongated shape was first thought to be a pear and indeed even the flavour is somewhat pear like. Crisp and sugary, rich, nutty and refreshing it's a first-rate dessert apple as well as baking, drying and cider. Productive tree is quite scab, mildew and fire blight resistant. These Golden Gems will hang on the tree well into winter. A good keeper.
NEEDS A POLLENIZER | ZONE 3/4 | HARVEST: MID OCT.