Our standard Lodi seedlings are budded onto whole root stock; our semi-dwarf seedlings grafted onto Malling-Merton lll; and our dwarf seedlings grafted onto Malling 7A, Malling 26.
Chill hours (CU) requirement: 800-1000.
(Chill hours are the average hours of air temperature between 32 and 45 degrees F in a typical winter season). For best fruit production, calculate the chill unit (CU) for your growing zone to be sure it aligns with the CU requirement of this tree.
In order to ensure pollination, these trees need a compatible cultivar growing within 100 feet for standard size, 50 feet for semi-dwarf, and 20 feet for dwarf trees.
Produces an early harvest of juicy, yellow apples. Harvested during July to August. Fruit trees need a minimum of 6-8 hours of sunlight daily, and also need water. They are not drought tolerant. (Pollinate with Early Harvest, Jonathan or a variety from a different apple family). (zones 3-8)
Apples are eaten by a variety of birds and mammals. The leaves and branches are browsed. The trees can be destroyed by rodents and rabbits girdling the stem or trunk. Produces nectar and/or pollen, thus providing nutrition for bees in early to late spring.
The standard grows to 20' - 25', semi-dwarf grows to 12' - 15', and dwarf grows to 10' in height.
Standard spread grows to 25', semi-dwarf grows to 12'-15', and dwarf grows to a 10' spread.
This tree requires moist, well drained soil and is not drought tolerant.
Ranging between 2"-4", these simple, coarse-veined, dark green leaves have a toothed margin and alternate on the twig.
White or pink
This apple is yellowish-green and medium-sized with soft, white flesh and a sweet-tart flavor. A summer apple (July-August harvest), Lodi are good for sauces, pies and freezing. Can be stored fresh successfully for a few weeks if refrigerated. Standard Lodi will begin to bear in 6-10 years, the semi-dwarf in 4-6 and the dwarf in 3-4.