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(Plant heights are given at maturity)

(Malus)
Considered the most important of the temperate climate fruits, apples have been a favorite for cultivation for hundreds of years.  It is thought that apples originated in the mountains between the Black and Caspian Seas where a multitude of wild varieties still exist and exhibit a wide array of different characteristics.  Apples traveled the world over and arrived in the US with the European immigrants.

Yellow Transparent Apple Russian Apple Tree Special
Order Now! Limited stock of 3 year old trees available. Yellow Transparent (Russian Transparent, Transparent)
Early season Heirloom this variety was brought to the US from Russia in 1870, this is one of the earliest apples, producing heavy crops of  medium sized fruits with yellow green skin and yellow flesh.  Excellent for apple sauce or for drying.  Resistant to scab disease.  Ripens late July, early August.  Hardy to -20F (-28.8C)
#P1056SD   Semi-dwarf Tree;      $ 39.95
#P2-1056SD   Two Semi-dwarf Trees;      $50.25


Pollination
Most varieties are not self pollinating and at least two compatible trees are needed for pollination.   When choosing varieties, make certain to pick trees that will bloom at the same time (early, mid, or late bloomers).  Crabapples (ornamental or fruiting varieties) can act as good pollinators.  Also, you may want to keep in mind that some apple varieties are naturally biennial - they produce large crops only every other year.  Others are annual heavy producers. (Ripening dates are given for USDA Zone 5)

DwarfSemi-dwarfStandard?
Most apples are grafted onto vigorous rootstocks and are available in 3 sizes:
Dwarf trees produce approximately 2-6 bushels of fruit per year and begin producing in 2-3 years.  At maturity, they reach between 6-8ft. in height, which makes them perfect for the smaller garden.

Semi-dwarf trees grow to an average height of 12-15ft. at maturity and begin to bear fruit in 3-5 years.  Average yields are between 8-12 bushels of fruit.

Standard trees reach 20-25ft. in height and begin to bear in about 5-6 years.  Annual yields are 10-15 bushels of fruit.

Rich's Apples
can be ordered as Dwarf, Semi-dwarf, or Standard sizes.  If you have a more specific rootstock specification, please let us know when ordering - we will confirm availability at that time.  If you wish to check availability, please email us at customerservice@richfarmgarden.com .  If you have cultivation or other questions, please contact us at questions@richfarmgarden.com

-----   TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ROOTSTOCKS, PLEASE SEE OUR ROOTSTOCK PAGE,
OTHER FRUIT TREES LISTED UNDER 'Trees and Shrubs"  

We also carry a large variety of heirloom apples, rootstocks and apple tree seeds.


VARIETIES

Anna southern apple   Anna- Low chill apple (requiring less than 600 hrs chill) perfect for the US deep South. Originating in Israel, the fruit is large with a greenish yellow skin with a red blush. Fruit is sweet, with a slight tartness making it perfect for eating out of hand, for apple sauce, or pies. Trees produce early. Pollinizer required. Ripens late June. Hardy to USDA Zone 6.
#P5731S   Standard Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-5731S   Two Standard Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $ 70.00

Braeburn Apple   Braeburn - Originated in Australia.  Large yellow-green fruit with and orange blushTangy sweet and juicy.  Good  apple for  eating fresh or baking.  Annual producer.  Ripens in late October.   Hardy to USDA Zone 5.
#P1038SD   Semi-dwarf Tree;   1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-1038SD   Two Semi-dwarf Trees;   (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameters) ship size  $ 70.00
#P1038S   Standard Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-1038S   Two Standard Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $ 70.00

Buckeye Gala Apple   Buckeye Gala - Highly colored Gala sport of Imperial Gala.  Fruit is a deep red in color with crisp white flesh and a sweet/tart taste.  Vigorous growth.  Bears annually.  Will not pollinate with other Gala sports or Golden Delicious sports.  Ripens mid September.  Hardy to USDA Zone 5.
#P2676SD   Semi-dwarf Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-2676SD   Two Semi-dwarf Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00
#P2676S   Standard Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-2676S   Two Standard Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00

Cameo Apple   Cameo - A new variety with bright red striped color and a crsip flesh - tart and delicious.  A great storing apple.  Hardy and productive.  Ripens mid to late October.  Hardy to USDA Zone 4.
#P1444SD   Semi-dwarf Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-1444SD   Two Semi-dwarf Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $ 70.00

  Ein Shemer - Low chill apple originating in Israel with large Golden Delicious type fruits, crisp and tart. Good for eating out of hand, for sauce and baking. Considered self fertile, but better production is achieved with a pollenizer. Ripens mid July. Hardy to USDA Zone 6.
#P5732S   Standard Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-5732S   Two Standard Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $ 70.00

Empire Apple   Empire - A MacIntosh-type apple with deep red coloring and white flesh excellent for eating fresh and for cider.  Heavy producing tree.  Annual producer.  Ripening late September.   Hardy to USDA Zone 5.
#P1040SD   Semi-dwarf Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-1040SD   Two Semi-dwarf Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00

Enterprise Apple   Enterprise - A Purdue Univeristy introduction, this late maturing apple bears early.  Fruits are large, deep red and uniform.  The trees are immune to scab and resistant to fireblight, cedar apple rust and powdery mildew.   Ripens mid to late October.  Hardy to USDA Zone 4.
#P2657SD   Semi-dwarf Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-2657SD   Two Semi-dwarf Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00
#P2657S   Standard Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-2657S   Two Standard Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $ 70.00

Fuji Apple FujiFirm and juicy fruit similar to Red Delicious, bearing at a young age.  Yellow-green fruits with a red flush.   Long keeping apple.  Annual producer.  Ripens late September, early October.   Hardy to USDA Zone 5.
#P1041SD   Semi-dwarf Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-1041SD   Two Semi-dwarf Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00

Gingergold Apple   Gingergold -  One of the best of the early golden apples, this variety has all the good qualities of Golden Delicious, but ripens 6-8 weeks earlier.  It can be picked green and allowed to ripen off the tree and so makes a good shipping apple.  Ripens mid August.
#P1420SD   Semi-dwarf Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-1420SD   Two Semi-dwarf Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00

Golden Delicious Apple Golden Delicious - Large juicy yellow skinned fruit is a favorite all purpose apple.  A favorite for orchards.  Annual producer.  Ripens late September, early October.  Hardy to USDA Zone 5.  This variety is self-fertile and does not require a pollinator.
#P1043D   Dwarf Tree;   1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-1043D   Two Dwarf Trees;   (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00
#P1043SD   Semi-dwarf Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-1043SD   Two Semi-dwarf Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00
#P1043S   Standard Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-1043S   Two Standard Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00

Honeycrisp Apple   Honeycrisp - This cross between a Macoun and Honeygold has delicious crisp fruit with bright red skin and yellow flesh.  Ripens late September to late October.  Keeps for up to 5 months in storage.   Annual producer.  Hardy to USDA Zone 3.    Pollinators:   Granny Smith, Haralred, Haralson, Honeygold
#P1046D   Dwarf Tree;   1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-1046D   Two Dwarf Trees;   (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00
#P1046SD   Semi-dwarf Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-1046SD   Two Semi-dwarf Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00
#P1046S   Standard Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-1046S   Two Standard Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00

Honeygold Apple   Honeygold - This cold climate variety is a cross between  Haralson and Golden Delicious.  Golden yellow fruits are crisp, sweet and prolific.  Long keeping variety.  Ripens early to late October.  Annual producer.  Hardy to USDA Zone 3.
#P1047SD   Semi-dwarf Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-1047SD   Two Semi-dwarf Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00
#P1047S   Standard Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-1047S   Two Standard Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00



Idared - Excellent for eating fresh or processing, this variety bears young and has heavy crops of large solid red fruitsKeeps well.  Ripens early to mid October.  Hardy to USDA Zone 4.
#P2658SD   Semi-dwarf Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-2658SD   Two Semi-dwarf Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00
#P2658S   Standard Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-2658S   Two Standard Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00

Jonagold Apple   Jonagold - Johnathan-Golden Delicious crossFruit is red with green blush, crisp, sweet with a delicious tartness.  A favorite eating apple.  Ripens mid-September.   Annual producer.  Hardy to USDA Zone 5.  Cannot pollinate other varieties.
#P1048D   Dwarf Tree;   1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-1048D   Two Dwarf Trees;   (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00
#P1048SD   Semi-dwarf Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-1048SD   Two Semi-dwarf Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00
#P1048S   Standard Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-1048S   Two Standard Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00



Jonamac - Johnathan-McIntosh cross with firm, crisp flesh and good red coloring.  Great eating or cooking apple.  Annual producer.  Ripens late August.  Hardy to USDA Zone 5.
#P1421SD   Semi-dwarf Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-1421SD   Two Semi-dwarf Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00

Liberty Apple   Liberty - Great self-fruitful  (no pollinator needed)  all-pupose apple with large red fruitStores very well - disease resistant and produces annually.  Ripens mid September, early October.  Annual producer.  Hardy to USDA Zone 4.
#P1516SD   Semi-dwarf Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-1516SD   Two Semi-dwarf Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00
#P1516S   Standard Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-1516S   Two Standard Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00

Lodi Apple   Lodi - One of the earliest of apples, Lodi has the quality and flavor of Yellow Transparent, but has larger fruits that store and ship better.  Thick yellow skin and crisp flesh.  Annual producer.  Ripens mid-July.  Hardy to USDA Zone 5.
#P1418SD   Semi-dwarf Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-1418SD   Two Semi-dwarf Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00
#P1418S   Standard Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-1418S   Two Standard Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00

Mutsu Apple   Mutsu -  Also known as Crispin,  this vareity produces yellow-green fruits with a blush and creamy flesh.  Fruits are large and store fairly well.  Ripens mid October.  Hardy to USDA Zone 5.
#P1216SD   Semi-dwarf Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-1216SD   Two Semi-dwarf Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00

Red Delicious Apple   Red Delicious - The most popular apple in the US.  Deep red fruits have distinctive cone shape and crisp white flesh.  Good all round apple.  Ripens late September .  Annual producer.  Hardy to USDA Zone 4.
#P1052SD   Semi-dwarf Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-1052SD   Two Semi-dwarf Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00
#P1052S   Standard Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-1052S   Two Standard Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00

Red Rome Apple   Red Rome - Firm aromatic deep red fruit with white flesh.  Good baking variety.  Ripens late September .  Annual producer.  Hardy to USDA Zone 5.
#P1053DG1    Dwarf Tree;    18 to 24 inch Tree  $22.00
#P1053SG1    Standard Tree;    18 to 24 inch Tree  $22.00
#P1053SD   Semi-dwarf Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-1053SD   Two Semi-dwarf Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00
#P1053S   Standard Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-1053S   Two Standard Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00



State Fair - Bright red & yellow striped tart medium sized fruits.  Good baking variety.  Ripens mid to late August.  Annual producer.  Hardy to USDA Zone 3.
#P1054SD   Semi-dwarf Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-1054SD   Two Semi-dwarf Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00
#P1054S   Standard Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-1054S   Two Standard Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00

Sweet Sixteen Apple   Sweet Sixteen - This variety developed by the University of Minnesota can withstand temperatures as low as -50 degrees F without injury.  Medium sized fruits are red and yellow striped with creamy white flesh and are sweet, crisp and aromatic.  Good storing apple.  Ripens late September.  Annual producer.  Hardy to USDA Zone 3.
#P1055SD   Semi-dwarf Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-1055SD   Two Semi-dwarf Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00
#P1055S   Standard Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-1055S   Two Standard Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00

 

HEIRLOOM VARIETIES

We are please to present a collection of old favorites and some rarely found varieties that bring back memories with the very scent of the fruit.  Many of  these have reigned over time as some of the best apples available.

Arkansas Black Apple   Arkansas Black - circa 1870 Arkansas.  Gorgeous apple with slightly conical fruits with dark red skin that becomes almost black.  The fruit is 'hard as a rock' when harvested, but softens in storage.  One of the best of the storing apples, the flesh is firm, fine grained, crisp and slightly tart.  Hardy to -20F (-28.8C).
#P2673SD   Semi-dwarf Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-2673SD   Two Semi-dwarf Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00
#P2673S   Standard Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-2673S   Two Standard Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00

Baldwin Apple   Baldwin - circa 1870 Massachusetts.  The most frequently planted apple in the US until the 1920's, it popularity dwindled mainly because its tendency to bear biennially.  Fruit is large, with a bright red skin covered with tiny white spots.  Hardy to -20F (-28.8C)
#3581SD   Semi-dwarf Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 70.00



Black Limbertwig -  circa pre-1914.  One of the many Limbertwig varieties, named for their semi-weeping growth habit and thin twigs.  Medium to large fruits with deep, neraly black skin and a unique flavor.  Excellent type for cider and apple butter. Hardy to -20F (-28.8C)
#3582SD   Semi-dwarf Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 70.00

Cortland Apple Cortland - circa 1898 New York.  This Ben Davis/McIntosh cross bears medium-sized apples with smooth yellowish skin & crimson stripes and tender white flesh.  Reliable producing tree that bears fruit at an early age.  Heavy annual crops.  Ripens late September- early October.  Hardy to -20F (-28.8C).
#P2649SD   Semi-dwarf Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-2649SD   Two Semi-dwarf Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00
#P2649S   Standard Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-2649S   Two Standard Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00



Granny Smith Apple  Granny Smith -  circa 1868 Australia.  Large firm green skinned fruits are the perfect choice for baking and for keeping through the winter.  Annual producer.  Ripens late October, early November.  Hardy to -20F (-28.8C).
#P1044DG1    Dwarf Tree;    18 to 24 inch Tree  $22.00
#P1044SG1    Standard Tree;    18 to 24 inch Tree  $22.00
#P1044D   Dwarf Tree;   1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-1044D   Two Dwarf Trees;   (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00
#P1044SD   Semi-dwarf Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-1044SD   Two Semi-dwarf Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00
#P1044S   Standard Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-1044S   Two Standard Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00

Banks Red Gravenstein Early Congress Apple   Gravenstein (Banks Red Gravenstein, Early Congress) - circa 1600 Germany.  Favorite old-time cooking apple with tart white flesh and pretty coloring.  Excellent for pies and applesauce.  Annual producer.  Ripens mid-August.  Hardy to -30F (-34.4C).
#P1419DG1   Dwarf Tree;    18 to 24 inch Tree  $22.00
#P1419SG1   Standard Tree;    18 to 24 inch Tree  $22.00
#P1419SD   Semi-dwarf Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-1419SD   Two Semi-dwarf Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00

Grimes Golden Grimes Gold Pippin Bellflower Apple   Grimes Golden (Grimes Gold Pippin, Bellflower) - circa 1790 West Virginia.  This parent of the Golden Delicious remains one of the favorite apples.  Excellent fresh, cooked or made into ciderVigorous growing tree with large annual crops.  Ripens mid September.  Hardy to -20F (-28.8C).
#P2653SD   Semi-dwarf Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-2653SD   Two Semi-dwarf Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00
#P2653S   Standard Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-2653S   Two Standard Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00

McIntosh Apple McIntosh - circa 1811 Ontario.  Fruit is large with white flesh and deep red skin.  Aromatic and delicious.  Good keeping variety when refrigerated.  Apple rust resistant.  Ripens mid-September.   Annual producer.  Hardy to USDA Zone 4.
#P1049SD   Semi-dwarf Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-1049SD   Two Semi-dwarf Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00
#P1049S   Standard Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-1049S   Two Standard Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00

Macoun Apple Macoun  - Dessert type fruits similar in coloring to MacIntosh with firm juicy white flesh.  Tree is extremely vigorous and requires agressive thinning to maintain its upright growth habit.  Heavy annual crops.  Ripens mid-September.  Hardy to USDA Zone 5.
#P2651DG1    Dwarf Tree;    18 to 24 inch Tree  $22.00
#P2651SG1    Standard Tree;    18 to 24 inch Tree  $22.00
#P2651SD   Semi-dwarf Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-2651SD   Two Semi-dwarf Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00
#P2651S   Standard Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-2651S   Two Standard Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00



Melrose apple  Melrose - circa 1944.  This Johnathan-Red Delicious cross looks like a Johnathan in shape and color.  Good choice for humid damp climates.  Annual producer.  Ripens late September, early October.  Hardy to USDA Zone 5.
#P1443DG1    Dwarf Tree;    18 to 24 inch Tree  $22.00
#P1443SG1    Standard Tree;    18 to 24 inch Tree  $22.00
#P1443SD   Semi-dwarf Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-1443SD   Two Semi-dwarf Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00



Newtown Albemarle Green Winter  New York Pippin Newtown Pippin  (Albemarle Pippin, Green Winter Pippin, New York Pippin) - circa 1800 New York.  There are two types of apple called Newtown Pippin - Yellow Newtown and Green Newtown.  Which one actually came first is unknown.  We like the green variety.  Fruit is large and can vary in shape - slightly conical to slightly flattened.  Fruits are green when harvested, but change in color as they age.  Excellent dessert apple.  Keeps well.  Hardy to USDA Zone 4.
#P2674DG1    Dwarf Tree;    18 to 24 inch Tree  $22.00
#P2674SG1    Standard Tree;    18 to 24 inch Tree  $22.00
#P2674SD   Semi-dwarf Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-2674SD   Two Semi-dwarf Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00
#P2674S   Standard Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-2674S   Two Standard Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00

Northern Spy Apple   Northern Spy - circa 1800 New York.  Popular heirloom variety with high quality, firm, tart fruit.  Ripens October.  Biennial producer.   Hardy to USDA Zone 4.
#P1051DG1    Dwarf Tree;    18 to 24 inch Tree  $22.00
#P1051SG1    Standard Tree;    18 to 24 inch Tree  $22.00
#P1051SD   Semi-dwarf Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-1051SD   Two Semi-dwarf Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00
#P1051S   Standard Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-1051S   Two Standard Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00



Northwest Greening - 1872 Wisconsin.  Large yellow/green fruits with a tough skin and a fine textured white flesh.  Tree is vigorous and hardy.  Good all around apple.  Ripens mid October.  Hardy to USDA Zone 4.
#P2650SD   Semi-dwarf Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-2650SD   Two Semi-dwarf Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00
#P2650S   Standard Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-2650S   Two Standard Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00



Reasor Green - circa 1886 Virginia.  Thought to be extinct, it was recently rescued from obscurity.  Fruits are slightly oval in shape and have a green skin blushed with redVery juicy, good eating apple that dries when it is scratched, rather than rotting.  Hardy to -20F (-28.8C)
#3583SD   Semi-dwarf Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 70.00

Gullette's Seedling Foust's Rome Beauty Phoenix Royal Red Starbuck Roman Beauty Apple   Rome Beauty (Rome, Gullette's Seedling, Foust's Rome Beauty, Phoenix, Royal Red, Starbuck, Roman Beauty) - circa 1817 Ohio.  Still considered one of the best apples around, this variety bears large solid red fruits with green striping. Heavy annual producer.  Good eating, cooking and processing apple.  Ripens mid to late October.  Hardy to USDA Zone 5.
#P2656SD   Semi-dwarf Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-2656SD   Two Semi-dwarf Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00
#P2656S   Standard Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-2656S   Two Standard Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00

Gibbon's Smokehouse Mill Creek Red Vandevere Apple   Smokehouse (Gibbon's Smokehouse, Mill Creek, Red Vandevere)  circa 1830 Pennsylvania.  Good keeping apple that makes great pies and sauce and is also an excellent eating apple with a spicy flavor.  Ripens mid to late September.  Hardy to USDA Zone 4.
#P2655DG1    Dwarf Tree;    18 to 24 inch Tree  $22.00
#P2655SG1    Standard Tree;    18 to 24 inch Tree  $22.00
#P2655SD   Semi-dwarf Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 70.95
#P2655S   Standard Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 70.95

Stayman Winesap Apple   Stayman Winesap (Stayman)  - circa 1866 Kansas.  Like it's parent, Winesap, it bears medium to large fruits with smooth green skin covered with red stripes and splotches.  The flesh is firm crisp and juicy.  Like it's parent, also, Stayman produces sterile pollen and cannot pollinate other apple trees.  Ripens October.  Hardy to USDA Zone 5.
#P2780SD   Semi-dwarf Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-2780SD   Two Semi-dwarf Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00
#P2780S   Standard Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-2780S   Two Standard Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00

Summer Rambo Apple   Summer Rambo - France, circa 1530.  One of the best of the all 'round apples.  Tender, juicy green fruits with red blush.  Make excellent pies or sauces.  Vigorous grower producing large annual crops.  Ripens mid-September.  Hardy to USDA Zone 5.
#2652SD   Semi-dwarf Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 70.95
#2652S   Standard Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 70.95

Wealthy Apple   Wealthy - circa 1860 Minnesota.  An old favorite, this apple has large fruit with pale yellow skin and juicy white flesh with pink veins.  Excellent for baking, apple sauce and eating fresh.  Keeps well.  Resistant to fire blight, rusts and scab diseases.  Ripens early September.  Annual producer.  Hardy to USDA Zone 4.
#P1056SD   Semi-dwarf Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-1056SD   Two Semi-dwarf Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00

Winter Banana Flory Apple Winter Banana (Banana, Flory) -  circa 1876 Indiana.  Large slightly elongated yellow fruits with a red blush.  Early bearer with large annual crops.  Good for processing and for cider.  Ripens late September, early October.  Hardy to USDA Zone 5.
#P2654SG1    Standard Tree;    18 to 24 inch Tree  $22.00
#P2654SD   Semi-dwarf Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-2654SD   Two Semi-dwarf Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00
#P2654S   Standard Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-2654S   Two Standard Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00

Yellow Transparent Russian Transparent Apple   Yellow Transparent (Russian Transparent, Transparent) - Brought to the US from Russia in 1870, this is one of the earliest apples, producing heavy crops of  medium sized fruits with yellow green skin and yellow flesh.  Excellent for apple sauce or for drying.  Resistant to scab disease.  Ripens late July, early August.  Hardy to USDA Zone 5.
#P1057S   Standard Tree;    1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size  $ 56.95
#P2-1057S   Two Standard Trees;    (each 1/2" - 5/8" trunk diameter ship size)  $70.00

 

APPLES FROM SEED
These apples are grown for use as rootstocks for other varieties or  for use in home orchards or as wildlife food.
Anatovka apple (Malus 'Anatovka')  Very popular for cold hardy rootstock.  Hardy to -40F (-40C) #B1z-2038 1 oz seed $20.62
Common Domestic Apple (Malus domestica)  Vigorous growth and heavy fruit production.  Excellent choice for rootstocks as it compatible with most apples.  Hardy to -30F (-34.4C) #B1z-2037 1 oz seed $7.50
Dutchess Apple  (Malus 'Borowinka')  Makes a good rootstock known for its compatibility and cold hardiness (to -40F, -40C) #B1z-2040 1 oz seed $23.50
Manchurian crabapple (Malus baccata mandshuricaEarly blooming variety with large fragrant blooms.  Can be used as a rootstock for other apples and is considered an excellent choice for cold climates, surviving temperatures to -50F (-45C). #B1z-1458 1 oz seed $24.37
Midget crabapple  (Malus micromalus)  Glossy dark green leaves and deep pink blossoms followed by  5/8in. yellow fruits.  Prized for its ornamental value.  Hardy to -30F (-34.4C) #B1z-2037 1 oz seed $20.62
Plum Leafed Apple (Malus prunifolia)  Popular as a rootstock for other apples because of its extensive root system.  Hardy to -40F(-40C) #B1z-1234 1 oz seed $20.62

DRIED APPLE POWDER and PECTIN
Apple pectin powder, 1oz
Use for making jellies and jams 
#B1z-5237 1 oz Powdered Pectin $27.00
Apple pectin powder, 1lb
Use for making jellies and jams  
#B1lb-5237 1 lb Powdered Pectin $52.00
Apple Fiber powder, 1oz
#B1z-5238 1 oz Apple Fiber powder $15.00
Apple Fiber powder, 1lb #B1lb-5238 1 lb Apple Fiber powder $26.00
Planting Site
Though they originally preferred climates with a good cold winter chill to produce, varieties are now available that can be grown almost anywhere.  All prefer an open site with good air circulation, out of the shadows of larger trees, with well-drained medium to heavy clay loam soil.  Occasional top dressings of manure or well rotted compost can be added to the soil if desired.  A mulch about the base of the tree is beneficial to young trees.  Trees should be pruned annually before budding.
Malus domestica Apple tree seed


TIP:  CENTRAL LEADER PRUNING

Keep in mind that your main purpose in pruning is to build a strong, structurally sound tree that will yield the maximum amount of fruit without breaking limbs. Pruning helps to remove weak branches and open the tree up to better air circulation. Trees should be pruned while dormant, though water sprouts and damaged branches can be removed during the growing season and newly planted whips can be pruned in the summer. There are several methods of pruning, but for apples, pears, cherries, plums and pecans, Central Leader pruning is the best.

A central leader tree has one main upright trunk with several lateral offshoots. Lateral branching should begin about 3 feet from the ground to allow movement under the tree. The shape of a central leader tree is conical, the lower branches being the longest and the upper being the shortest. When viewed from the top of the tree, the effect should be a balanced circle of branches This shape allows for good air circulation and allows for the maximum amount of sunlight to reach all of the branches.

When planting a non-branching whip, the tree should be headed (cut off) at about 3 feet in height. This will encourage lateral shoots. If your tree is older and branched, select the strongest upright branch as a leader trunk and remove all but two lateral branches (also known as scaffolds). These should not be on the same or opposite sides of the tree, but spaced unevenly around the central leader. These branches should have as wide an angle (crotch) as possible from the trunk, as narrow crotches tend to be weaker and break more easily. As the leader grows, the next group of scaffolds left on the tree should be about 18-24 inches above the first. This spacing should continue up the central leader as the tree grows. This spacing allows light and air to reach the branches and the fruits.

For the next few years pruning should be as light as possible and should only be done to correct any weak crotches or to remove any water sprouts (vigorous fast growing branches growing straight up). Be conservative in your pruning. It is better to remove a litte each year than to chop the heck out of a tree every few years.

PRUNING AN OLDER TREE
Older trees that have been neglected may need more aggressive pruning, but if it is necessary to remove large branches to bring the tree into shape, this should be done over several seasons, removing just a few at a time. Water sprouts should be removed as should any dead or damaged branches as soon as possible.
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