Not too deep---not too shallow. Plant it "just right".
Learn about and avoid the pitfalls of planting fruit trees too deep or too shallow.

Disease Resistant Varieties

Grandpa's Nature Friendly varieties are known for having increased disease resistance, and are more suitable for growing with a minimum of spraying and care for disease and insects.

All varieties of Apple and Pear should be able to be shipped to all states except HI.  We cannot ship any stock to CANADA or outside the USA.

Due to phytosanitary restrictions and concerns Grandpa will not accept orders or ship any Peach, Nectarine, Cherry, Plum  or other Prunus species or stonefruits to CA or HI and the following counties in Colorado---Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mesa, Rio Grande, Saguache Counties.  We may limit shipping of certain varieties to the following states---  ID, OR, WA--- depending on their source and virus-free certification status. We cannot ship any stock to CANADA or outside the USA.

Note:  Planting a variety outside of its normal Hardiness Zone will void our normal replacement policy.  Please be careful in your selections!

A B C D E F-G H I J-L M-O P Q R S T U-Z ALL
Bella(TM) Apple

Bella(TM) Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Rebella cv.'

Bella is a great scab resistant variety that has an excellent sweet-tart flavor.  The fruit is red-blushed and bi-color and of good size.  It ripens ahead of Red Delicious in mid-Spetember.  It is an excellent keeper.


Blake's Pride Pear

Blake's Pride Pear

Botanical Name: Pyrus communis 'Blake's Pride'

Blake's Pride is a fire blight resistant pear that ripens about a week after Bartlett.  The fruit is medium sized.  Its yellow fruit is aromatic and excellent.


CrimsonCrisp™

CrimsonCrisp™

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'CrimsonCrisp™'
CrimsonCrisp™ is a new disease resistant apple variety that should go along well with other Grandpa's Nature Friendly™ varieties. The medium sized fruit is an attractive crimson red and the flesh is very crisp and firm with a tart but co

Crimson® Topaz Apple

Crimson® Topaz Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Crimson® Topaz'

Crimson® Topaz is a new disease resistant dessert apple that harvest about a week before Golden Dlicious, in mid-September.  The medium size fruit is an attractive orange-red stripe over a yellow background.  It is juicy and tasty.&n


Enterprize Apple

Enterprize Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Enterprize'
Enterprize is a excellent, red color, disease resitant variety, with medium to large size and good keeping qualities. Resembles an Idared or Red Spy in appearance. Flavor is moderately acid when harvested, but mellows nicely after storage. It harv

Freedom Apple

Freedom Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Freedom'
As its name suggests, Freedom is another of the disease resistant varieties. It is an attractive apple with bright red stripes over a clear yellow background. It harvest in mid-season along with Empire, Idared, Delicious and Jonagold. It is excell

Galarina™ Apple

Galarina™ Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Galarina™'

Galarina® is a new gala-like disease resistant apple that shows high tolerance to scab, mildew and fire blight.  It is hardier than Gala and resembles Gala in many respects.  The fruit is medium sized, orangish-red ov


GoldRush Apple

GoldRush Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'GoldRush'
GoldRush is a very fine, high quality disease resistant golden apple with a pretty blush. It is one of the latest harvesting apples, so may not ripen properly in many northern areas. However, letting it hang as long as possible and storing for a wh

Grandpa's Early Red Rezista®

Grandpa's Early Red Rezista®

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Grandpa's Early Red Rezista®'
Grandpa's Early Red Rezista® is an atractive dark red colored apple. The fruit is crisp, sweet and very juicy with an good flavor. Pick in early mid-season, in mid-September. Fruit size is medium sized and the tree is very productive. There is so

Grandpa's Gala-like Rezista®

Grandpa's Gala-like Rezista®

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Grandpa's Gala-like Rezista®'
Grandpa's Gala-like Rezista® is a striking dark red apple with subdued stripes. The medium size fruit is very juicy and medium firm with very good dessert qualities. It has an appearance and flavor that is very similar to Gala. It picks mid-season

Grandpa's Golden Rezista®

Grandpa's Golden Rezista®

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Grandpa's Golden Rezista®'

Grandpa's Golden Rezista® is an attractive yellow-green apple. It is a high quality dessert apple, with a very unique lemony, spicy taste unlike any other. The fruit is finely textured and very juicy. The medium large size frui


Grandpa's Rome-like Rezista®

Grandpa's Rome-like Rezista®

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Grandpa's Rome-like Rezista®'
Grandpa's Rome-like Rezista® is an attractive bright red and yellow bi-colored apple. It is large in size. The fruit is finely textured, juicy, and sweet tart with a slightly spicy taste. It stores and holds well on and off the tree. Harvest in e

Harrow Delight Pear

Harrow Delight Pear

Botanical Name: Pyrus communis 'Harrow Delight'
Harrow Delight is an excellent, early ripening backyard pear. The fruit is medium size with an attractive red blush over a yellow background. The flesh is very smooth and less gritty than most pears. It is highly fire-blight resistant!! Ripens ne

Harrow Sweet Pear

Harrow Sweet Pear

Botanical Name: Pyrus communis 'Harrow Sweet'
Harrow Sweet is an excellent late season pear, ripening with Bosc. It is known for its high quality fruit and early production. It has very good cold hardiness and resistance to fire blight. The fruit is yellow skinned with a red blush and only a

Honeycrisp™ Apple

Honeycrisp™ Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Honeycrisp™'
Grandpa's Choice(TM) Honeycrisp(TM) is the current "star" of the apple industry and with consumers. It is "explosively crisp" with an unbeatable sweet, juicy flavor. It is naturally large and will color well in cooler climates. Color can ra

Initial Apple

Initial Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Initial'

Initial is a new disease resistant, earlier season apple that is scab resistant.  It is a large apple with lots of red blush over yellow background.  The fruit is crisp and mildly acid.  It matures about a week befor


Jonafree™ Apple

Jonafree™ Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Jonafree™'
Grandpa's Nature Friendly™ Jonafree is one of the scab immune varieties, that is most like it namesake, with which it ripens. Jonafree is nearly identical to old-time red Jonathan in eating quality, flavor, and appearance. It is slight

Kieffer Pear

Kieffer Pear

Botanical Name: Pyrus communis 'Kieffer'
Grandpa's Nature Friendly™ Kieffer pear is an old-time favorite of pear lovers. It has large, long golden-yellow fruit often with a some crimson blush. It has crisp, jiucy, white flesh that is slightly course, with a musky aroma. It i

Liberty Apple

Liberty Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Liberty'
Grandpa's Nature Friendly™ Liberty is very similar to appearance to McIntosh, but its flavor is more tart and its flesh is crisper. It has a flavor all its own. It is a good dependable choice for any backyard orchard because it is high

Luscious Pear

Luscious Pear

Botanical Name: Pyrus communis 'Luscious'
Luscious pear is very hardy and resistant to fire blight. It is an excellent dessert pear, but not well suited to canning. The fruit is medium size, bright yellow with a little red blush. Flavor is similar but

Magness Pear

Magness Pear

Botanical Name: Pyrus communis 'Magness'
Magness is a medium size, short, oval, greenish-yellow pear with dark spots and light russeting. It has soft, juicy flest that is almost free of grit cells and it's tough skin red reduces insect damage and helps it store well. Trees are moderately v

NovaSpy Apple

NovaSpy Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'NovaSpy'
Granpa's Nature Friendly™ NovaSpy is a good scab resistant alternative to Northern Spy, which it resembles. The fruit is medium size with some stripy, dark red blush. The flesh is creamy yellow, fine textured and very firm and crisp.

Parker Pear

Parker Pear

Botanical Name: Pyrus communis 'Parker'

Parker Pear is very hardy and ripens in early September in mid-season.  The fruit is medium-large, yellow-bronze with some red blush.  The flesh is fine grained, tender, sweet and juicy and the visible grit cells soften with maturity.


Potomac Pear

Potomac Pear

Botanical Name: Pyrus communis 'Potomac'
Potomac has moderate sized, light green fruit with a buttery, fine textured flesh. The flavor is pleasingly subacid with a mild aroma. Trees are moderately vigorous with good fireblight resistance.

Pristine® Apple

Pristine® Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Pristine®'
Grandpa's Nature Friendly™ Pristine® is one of the best early disease resistant varieties for the garden. It is a very early ripening yellow apple that resembles Yellow Transparent in appearance, but is much firmer, less acid, and bette

Querina® Apple

Querina® Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Querina®'

Querina® is a new scab and mildew resistant late ripening variety.  The fruit is firm, juicy and tasty.  It usually ripens into a solid red color.  It ripens 2-3 weeks after Golden Delicious in mid-late October.&


Redfree Apple

Redfree Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Redfree'
Grandpa's Nature Friendly™ Redfree is an excellent tasting, summer apple with a lot of disease resistance. It is a good choice for the backyard orchard where you don't want to have to spray a lot. The fruit is medium sized, red, with s

Seckel Pear

Seckel Pear

Botanical Name: Pyrus communis 'Seckel'
Seckel is commonly called a Sugar Pear and although it isn't the prettiest fruit, it is one of the best quality dessert pears. It is small and yellowish brown with fine grained, smooth, and extremely sweet juicy flesh. It has a distinctive, spicy, ri

Shenandoah Pear

Shenandoah Pear

Botanical Name: Pyrus communis 'Shenandoah'

Shenandoah is a fire blight resistant European pear that ripens in mid-late September, about a month after Bartlett.  It is a large pear that has a Bartlett like shape.  The fuit has greenish-yellow skin speckled with dot


Sunrise Pear

Sunrise Pear

Botanical Name: Pyrus communis 'Sunrise'

Sunrise is a fire blight resistant early season pear that ripens a couple weeks before Bartlett, close to Clapp's Favorite time.  It has a yellow skin with a slight pink blush and little russetting.  The fruit has a sweet


William's Pride Apple

William's Pride Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'William's Pride'
William's Pride is a very early summer season, disease resistant apple. It is one of the earliest dark red apples, ripening just after Lodi or Pristine®. It is yellow fleshed with a mild, sub-acid flavor. Best used for dessert.

WineCrisp™ 'Co-op 31' Apple

WineCrisp™ 'Co-op 31' Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'WineCrisp™ 'Co-op 31''

Winecrisp™ is one of the newest disease resistant apples.  As its name suggests, it is remeniscent of the old Winesap.  It has medium sized, deep red, non-glossy fruits that ripen a couple weeks after Red Delicious in mid-October.&


Wolf River Apple

Wolf River Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Wolf River'
Wolf River apples are enormous, often weighing 1 pound or more. It has a pale red color over pale yellow skin and soft, tender, slightly mealy, creamy white flesh. Excellent for baking whole and drying. Resistant to scab, mildew, fireblight and cedar

York Apple

York Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'York'
York is a popular eating, cooking and processing apple in the Northeast. Grandpa's strain is highly colored and quite spurry and more compact than ordinary York.