The Pewaukee received an award in 1870 from the American Pomological Society. This apple of Wisconcin origin (likely a seedling from a Duchess and Northern Spy) was brought to Colorado where it won many awards at our early county fairs. Firm, tender, aromatic, subacid flesh. Stores well.
The caption of the watercolor photo says: Pewaukee, Galloway Bros, Dolores, Montezuma County, 1906. Submitted to USDA by Martha Shute the Colorado State Board of Horticulture, Secretary, 1906.
Choose rootstock type depending on availability:
Malus domestica Standard sized seedling rootstock. This is what trees were historically grafted on. These will be large trees that will grow for a century or more due to their cold hardiness and drought tolerance. Plant 25 feet or more apart.
M111 Semi Dwarf rootstock. 3/4 size of standard. A good compromise if you want a slightly smaller tree. Plant 15 feet or more apart.
M7 Semi Dwarf, Smaller than M111. Probably not as long lived, but produces sooner. Longer lived than M26. Plant 12 feet or more apart.
M26 Dwarf, Short lived (a few decades), fast producing, needs staked, not drought tolerant or as cold hardy, plant as close to 1-2 feet apart.
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