Tangy Green Urban Columnar Apple -

(Malus 'Tangy Green - Ueb 3727-4')

Fruit Trees


Other Common Names: Apple, Urban Columnar Apple, Apple Tree
Family: Rosaceae Genus: Malus Cultivar: 'Tangy Green - Ueb 3727-4'
Tangy Green Urban Columnar Apple
Brent Wilson Planted · 4 years ago
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Brent Wilson

Brent Wilson · Gardenality Administrator · Zone 8A · 10° to 15° F · Comment About Planting
The Tangy Green Urban Columnar Apple grows to about 8 to 10 feet in height with about a 2 foot spread. The narrow shape and small size of the Urban Columnar Apples makes them a perfect selection for suburbanites, apartment-dwellers and anyone short on space. They can be planted in containers or in the ground. As with other apples Tangy Green prefers growing in full sun and sites that provide well-drained clay, loam, sand or silt soils. Though the Urban Columnar Apples are self-pollinating, keep in mind that fruit production will be heavier with two varieties planted for cross pollination.

To plant a container-grown apple tree in garden soil, dig a hole no deeper than the root ball and two to three times the width of the root ball and fill it with water. If the hole drains within a few hours, you have good drainage. If the water is still standing 12 hours later, improve the drainage in your bed, perhaps by establishing a raised bed or mound.

Turn and break up the soil removed from the planting hole. If the native soil is compacted or heavy clay amend with organic compost or a good soil amendment at a 50/50 ratio. If the soil is loose, add a few double handfuls of good compost to the mix.

Remove your plant from its container and carefully but firmly loosen the root ball. Set the plant into the hole you've prepared, making sure the top of the root ball is slightly above the soil level to allow for settling.

Then pull your backfill soil mixture around the root ball in the hole, tamping as you go to remove air pockets.

Water thoroughly and cover with a one to two-inch layer of mulch

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Brent Wilson

Brent Wilson · Gardenality Administrator · Zone 8A · 10° to 15° F · Comment About Pruning
I recommend cutting or picking off any apples that form on the tree the first growing season. This will help the tree to grow strong roots while it's getting established in your garden.

If suckers (branches) grow from the base of the tree remove these. Columnar apple trees are grafted so any sucker branches that emerge below the graft will be that of the parent plant. Cut these suckers off flush to the trunk. Also prune off any suckers that emerge from just above the graft.

During winter, when the tree is dormant, prune any dead branches off. If you're not sure if a branch is dead, scratch a very small section of the bark with a knife to check. If the wood under the bark is green the branch is alive. Cut any dead branches back to a healthy fork or flush with the trunk if the entire branch is dead.

After removing any dead branches, prune every horizontal branch to about 1 foot from the main trunk. This will create stronger branches that will bear the better bear the weight of fruit in the next season. Also remove smaller, non-bearing branches along the trunk that take up space.

When the fruit starts to form on the branches in spring, it's a good idea to thin out apples to allow remaining fruit the space to grow to normal size. It's best to thin out fruit more at the top of the tree, where branches are younger and smaller.

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Brent Wilson

Brent Wilson · Gardenality Administrator · Zone 8A · 10° to 15° F · Comment About Feeding
I ALWAYS fertilize any fruit bearing plant with an organic fertilizer. I do so in spring when new growth begins to emerge.

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Brent Wilson · Gardenality Administrator · Zone 8A · 10° to 15° F · Comment About Problems
The Tangy Green Apple, along with all the other Urban Columnar Apple tress have very good disease resistance. Use neem oil or an organic insect control product listed for use on apple trees if and when insects are present.

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Paul Thomas

Paul Thomas · Gardenality Seed · Zone 8A · 10° to 15° F
I thought that was the problem...vernalization.thanks for your reply.

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Paul Thomas

Paul Thomas · Gardenality Seed · Zone 8A · 10° to 15° F
I spent 30 years in the wholesale potted plant business....3 1/2 acres of glass greenhouses...family,german tradition...........100's of thousands of potted plants....retired when a highway went thru our business........I still haven't lost the delight of seeing things grow,from seed,bulb,cutting or anything else to produce flowers. a pure joy

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Paul Thomas

Paul Thomas · Gardenality Seed · Zone 8A · 10° to 15° F · Comment About Problems
I have a red sentillion and a north pole columner trees.This is my second year with them.last year they really produced abundantly.This year,the red sentillion has sparse blooms and the north pole has none.we had a very mild winter.any other reason for the light blossom set?care has been steady concerning nutrition and moisture.no insect or fungus problems.last years crop was delicious.i would estimate their age at 5/6 years.3/4 inch caliper.6/7 ft. tall. love these trees.they are great fun.

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Brent Wilson

Brent Wilson · Gardenality Administrator · Zone 8A · 10° to 15° F
Paul Thomas - Perhaps your trees didn't get enough chill hours? Chill hours are based on temperatures that stay between 32ºF and 45ºF for hours consecutively during the tree’s dormant period in winter. If the tree does not meet its chill-hour requirement, its fruit production will decrease.
Also, a late frost can freeze your tree’s blossoms, then it will not be able to produce a crop for you to harvest that year. Since you mentioned there was a mild winter, I'm leaning more towards insufficient chill hours as the culprit.

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Brent Wilson

Brent Wilson · Gardenality Administrator · Zone 8A · 10° to 15° F
I Love growing plants too!

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