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Big River Apple Tree

100% Shipped in Pot, Just like buying in person.

Big River Apple Tree is a robust, fruitful variety, promising crisp, juicy apples. Perfect for home orchards. Order online now for garden-to-table freshness.


Chill Hours 250-400 c.u.
Growing Zone 6A - 9B
Pollinator Self Fertile, but highly recommend a pollinator
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Product Description

Big River Apple Tree: A Crunch Above the Rest

About the Fruit

Embark on a journey of crisp, juicy flavors with the Big River Apple. A testament to nature’s perfection, this apple variety is synonymous with robust taste and versatility. Its skin, a picturesque blend of red and green hues, encases a white flesh that is as refreshing as it is sweet. Perfect for baking, cider-making, or enjoying straight off the tree, the Big River Apple is an essential pick for any fruit aficionado.

What to Know About the Tree

As sturdy and enduring as the rivers it’s named after, the Big River Apple Tree is a deciduous marvel that offers more than just fruit. With a majestic stature and a canopy that provides dappled shade, this tree is an ornamental wonder throughout the seasons. In spring, it is adorned with delicate blossoms, and come autumn, it paints the landscape with vivid foliage. Requiring minimal care, this tree is a reliable and generous bearer of fruit year after year.

Harvest Season

The harvest season for the Big River Apple Tree is a time of abundance and celebration, typically arriving in the heart of fall. This is when the apples reach their peak, with a perfect balance of sweetness and acidity, ready to be plucked and savored. The tree’s bountiful yield is sure to fill baskets and hearts alike with the essence of autumn’s bounty.

Enhancing Your Fruitscape™

Imagine strolling through your garden, admiring the beauty of a fruitscape™ that’s both enchanting and edible. The Big River Apple Tree is an ideal centerpiece for this garden revolution, offering year-round visual appeal and a harvest that defines freshness. Its presence in your fruitscape™ not only contributes to the aesthetics but also supports a sustainable, homegrown lifestyle. With the Big River Apple Tree, your fruitscape™ will become the envy of the neighborhood, a living tapestry of taste and texture, courtesy of Just Fruits and Exotics.

Choose Just Fruits and Exotics for a fruit tree that arrives 100% in pot, boasting superior packaging for easy shipping, and the expertise of a nationally renowned, trusted online nursery with a local friendly vibe. The Big River Apple Tree is more than a purchase; it’s an investment in the beauty and flavor of your home garden. Order today and savor the difference that comes with growing your own, exquisite apples.

Chill Hours250-400 c.u.
Cold Hardy15-20°
Container PlantNo
GraftedYes - Domestic Seedlings 'Malus Domestica'
Growing Zone6A, 6B, 7A, 7B, 8A, 8B, 9A, 9B
Mature Height20-25 FT
Mature Width12-15 FT
PollinatorSelf Fertile, but highly recommend a pollinator
SunlightPart to Full
Planting & Care

Recommended Fertilizers

Starter Fertilizer: Kickstart with Espoma Organic Bio-tone® Starter Plus. This potent blend boosts root mass and aids in mitigating transplant shock, ensuring your plants thrive in their new home.

Maintenance Fertilizer: For continued growth and fruit production, we recommend Espoma Organic Tree-tone Fertilizer. Designed specifically for fruit trees, this balanced formula nourishes your plants, promoting vibrant growth and bountiful harvests.

Fruitscaping™ with Apple Trees

Add a touch of classic charm to your landscape with the majestic Apple Trees in your Fruitscaping™ endeavors. These trees not only offer the joy of homegrown, delicious fruit but also serve as stunning landscape features throughout the year.

Apple trees prefer well-drained soil, rich in organic matter. The incorporation of compost or well-rotted manure into your soil can significantly improve its fertility and structure, leading to stronger, healthier trees. These trees perform best in a slightly acidic to neutral pH range.

A layer of organic mulch around the base of your apple tree can help conserve soil moisture, suppress weeds, and slowly contribute to soil fertility as it decomposes. Mulching also aids in maintaining a cooler root environment in summer and provides a degree of frost protection in winter.

Apple trees present an impressive diversity in size, flavor profiles, and ripening times. From the tart ‘Granny Smith’ to the sweet and crisp ‘Honeycrisp,’ there’s an apple variety for every palate. Whether you’re seeking fresh eating apples, varieties for baking, or those best suited for cider, our selection of apple trees offers an array for your picking pleasure.

Their size and growth habit make apple trees wonderful shade trees, and their stunning spring blossoms add an unbeatable visual appeal to any garden. If you’re dealing with space constraints, dwarf or semi-dwarf varieties, which are well-suited to smaller gardens and containers, can be an excellent choice. You can also try your hand at espalier techniques to create a living fence or wall.

With the added joy of the birds and pollinators they attract, apple trees are truly a delightful addition to your Fruitscaping™ journey. The excitement of watching your trees flower, set fruit, and fill with juicy apples ready for harvest is a rewarding experience that resonates with gardeners of all ages.

Embrace the art of Fruitscaping™ with Apple Trees, and embark on a journey from planting and care to the rewarding crunch of your own homegrown apples. It’s a garden adventure that satisfies both your taste buds and your love for a beautiful landscape.

Growing Guides

You can find many planting & care guides on our growing guides page.

Shipping Info

Shipping Restrictions

Unfortunately, We Cannot Process Orders to California, Hawaii, Alaska, or Internationally:  Please note that due to specific agricultural regulations, we’re unable to ship any plants to the states of California, Hawaii, and Alaska, or outside the United States. Additionally, citrus trees can only be shipped within the state of Florida.

Shipping Information

Before Your Plants Arrive: You can find many guides on unpacking, planting, & care, on our growing guides page.

The Journey From Our Nursery to Your Door:  We NEVER ship our plants bare root. Your plant will travel in the very container in which it was nurtured. We thoroughly prune and water them before packing, and make sure they’re well wrapped to retain moisture during transit. It’s as though you’ve personally collected them from our nursery!

Choose Your Ship Date: We understand you’ll want to be available when your plant arrives. Our checkout process features a handy calendar that allows you to choose the Monday on which you want your plant to ship. Depending on your location, you’ll likely receive your plant by Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday of that week. Once shipped, UPS will generate a tracking number and send it to the email you provided. You can then follow your plant’s journey and ensure someone is available to unpack it on arrival day.

Click Here To View Our Shipping Page For More Information & Packing/Unpacking Plants Videos

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