Give your trees plenty of space.
Mature fruit trees can take from 50-250 square feet of space depending on the rootstock.

Apple--- Cider Varieties

Hard Cidre is becoming more popular and Grandpa has been adding suitable varieties.  We also list here some of the more popular and well-know sweet cider varieties, however almost all apple can be used in sweet cider with proper blending.  Apples can be one of the most satisfying fruits to grow.  If you wish to try organicically growing, then focus on scab-resistant varieties, however, expect to spray and protect from insect damage like all other non-scab resistant varieties, which should require spraying in the spring to help protect from apple scab. 

All varieties of Apples should be able to be shipped to all states except HI.  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!

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Ashmead's Kernel Apple

Ashmead's Kernel Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Ashmead's Kernel'

Ashmead's Kernel bears medium sized, greenish yellow fruits often with a heavy brownish russet.  It is usually a flattish, round apple, but sometimes it can be conical.  The yellowish flesh is crisp, sweet, juicy and aromatic, but is som


Baldwin Apple

Baldwin Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Baldwin'

Baldwin is a large winter apple with bright red skin.  The yellow flesh is crispy, aromatic and juicy.  It is an excellent all purpose heirloom apple and keeps well. The tree is very vigorous.  It is a triploid variety so needs poll


Binet Rouge Sweet Hard Cidre Apple

Binet Rouge Sweet Hard Cidre Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Binet Rouge'

Binet Rouge is a French variety that is used for sweet hard cider base.  The tree is very precocious and productive.  The tree is a week grower and matures in early mid-season in September.  It is mildew susceptible.  It is lat


Braeburn Apple

Braeburn Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Red Braeburn'
Braeburn is one of the most popular apples in the produce section. It is a large, conical, very dense fleshed red apple with a nice sweet, but tart flavor. Remeniscent of Jonathan in some ways. Very crisp and juicy. It is one of the latest pickin

Bramley's Sharp Hard Cidre Apple

Bramley's Sharp Hard Cidre Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling'

Bramley's Seedling is a large, flat, firm apple with greenish-yellow skin.  It is great for baking and cooking as well as being a good cider apple, with firm, juicy, sharly acidic flesh.  It is high in Vitamin C.  It is scab and mil


Brown Snout Bitter-Sweet Hard Cidre Apple

Brown Snout Bitter-Sweet Hard Cidre Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Brown Snout'

Brown Snout is a strictly cider variety that produces a bittersweet cider.  The fruit is smallish with greenish-yellow skin.  It oftens has a patch of russet at the blossom end that identifies it by its name.  Susceptible to fire bl


Brown Thorn Bitter-Sweet Hard Cidre Apple

Brown Thorn Bitter-Sweet Hard Cidre Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Brown Thorn'

Brown Thorn is a cider apple that produces a bitter-sweet cidre.  The trees is only moderately vigorous and is very susceptible to fire blight.  It ripens late in the season.  It is a late bloomer.

Alternate Name: Argile Gri


Brown's Bitter-Sharp Hard Cidre Apple

Brown's Bitter-Sharp Hard Cidre Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Brown's Apple'

Brown's Apple was a favorite English cider apple that produces a clean crisp, bitter-sharp, tangy, fruity cider.  The apple is dark red and the flesh often has red stains.  It ripens in October, but can be biennial.  Scab tolerant a


Cox Orange Pippin Apple

Cox Orange Pippin Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Cox's Orange Pippin'

The Brits think Cox's is the best!  Cox's Orange Pippin is considered by many to be one of the best dessert apples.  It produces medium sized, conical, somewhat dull looking fruit with red stripes over a tough, smooth orangish skin. 


Domaines Bitter Hard Cidre Apple

Domaines Bitter Hard Cidre Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Domaines'

Domaine is an excellent hard cidre variety that will impart a bitter flavor to the cidre blend.  The tree is a vigorous and strong limbed grower.  It ripens in early October.   It is susceptible to scab and fire blight.


Ellis Bitter-Sweet Hard Cidre Apple

Ellis Bitter-Sweet Hard Cidre Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Ellis Bitter'

Ellis Bitter is an excellent hard cidre variety with a bittersweet character.  The medium sized yellow fruit ripen in September.  The tree is fairly vigous, precocious and productive.  It is a later bloomer.  It does not store


Empire Apple

Empire Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Empire'

The original Empire is one of the best eating apples you will find. Only medium in size, it is a steady bearer on grower friendly trees. The red fruit has a McIntosh-Jonathan like look. The flavor is excellent with white flesh. The


Empire-Original Cornell Strain Apple

Empire-Original Cornell Strain Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Empire-Regular'

Empire is a McIntosh/Jonathan type apple that has very high dessert quality.  It is also good for baking and is an excellent cider apple.  It is medium sized, with round red fruit that are firm and shiney.  The flesh is creamy white


Foxwhelp Bitter-Sharp Cidre Apple

Foxwhelp Bitter-Sharp Cidre Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Foxwhelp'

Foxwhelp is an English bittersharp apple suitable for cidres.  The fruit is small, red, round and russeted.  The fruit is juicy and tart.  Ripens in mid-late season, in mid-October and stores well.  A late bloomer requiring oth


Fuji-Red Fuji Apple (Regular late season)

Fuji-Red Fuji Apple (Regular late season)

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Red Fuji'
Grandpa's Choice™ Red Fuji apple is our selection of the world famous late harvesting fuji that everyone sees in the produce store. It ripens late in the fall season, with Braeburn and Granny Smith. It can be very successfully grown in

Gala-Red Gala Apple

Gala-Red Gala Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Gala'
Grandpa's Choice™ Red Gala apple is our special selection of the famous Royal Gala™ apple that everyone sees in the produce department. It harvests late summer, early fall in September and is one of the finest eating apples there i

Golden Delicious Apple

Golden Delicious Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Golden Delicious'
Grandpa's Choice™ Golden Delicious! Grandpa and many people rate it still as one of the best all-purpose apples every grown. Grandpa's strain is more russet resistant than the original Golden Delicious, but has all the same qualities--

Golden Delicious-Original Strain Apple

Golden Delicious-Original Strain Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Golden Delicious (Mullins cv)'

<b>Grandpa's Choice™</b> Golden Delicious!  Grandpa and many people rate it still as one of the best all-purpose apples every grown.  The original "Mullins" strain is less russet resistant than most strains of Golden De


Golden Russet Apple

Golden Russet Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Golden Russet'

Golden Russet of widely considered to be one of the best cider varieties because of its excellent flavored, sugary juice.  It also is good for drying, fresh eating and cooking.  The medium sized fruit has crisp, juicy, finely textured ye


Grandpa's Big Gala Apple

Grandpa's Big Gala Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Gala-Grandpa's Big Gala'

Grandpa's Big Gala is a special selection of Gala that just grows larger than a normal Gala.  The fruit is similar in other respects.  Not highly colored, but an excellent eating and all purpose apple.  It is suspected to be a tri-p


Grandpa's SummerGold Apple

Grandpa's SummerGold Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Grandpa's SummerGold'

Grandpa's SummerGold (formerly known as just Grandpa's Gold) is one of the best early summer apples around. Slightly later picking than Lodi, which is closely resembles. The large fruit ripens early in August. The flesh is whi


Gravenstein Apple

Gravenstein Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Gravenstein'
Grandpa's Choice™ Red Gravenstein is a culinary treat! This antique variety is well known for cooking, sauce, cider and eating out of hand. It is large, with crisp white flesh and a distinct, juicy flavor. It will keep moderately well

Jonagold- Red Jonagold Apple

Jonagold- Red Jonagold Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Jonagold'

Grandpa's Choice™ Red Jonagold is one of the finest eating and cooking apples to ripen in the fall. The red fruit is unusually large, with juicy yellow-white flesh. The flavor is very similar to Jonathan. Red


Jonathan- Red Jonathan Apple-

Jonathan- Red Jonathan Apple-

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Jonathan'
Red Jonathan hardly needs a description since it is one of the most popular heritage apples in the Midwest. Crisp, slightly striped, but mostly red, juicy and sweet tart. One of the best varieties for pies and sauce. Our strain is highly colored and

King David Apple

King David Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'King David'

King David produces dark red fruit over a greenish background color.  The fruit is medium sized, firm, crisp, spicy, juicy, yellow fleshed and is very flavorful.  It is good for all uses from cider to sauce, pies, and eating.  It is


Kingston Black Bitter-Sharp Hard Cidre Apple

Kingston Black Bitter-Sharp Hard Cidre Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Kingston Black'

Kingston Black is one of the few English Cidre apples that can be used for singel-variety cidre.  It has a good sugar content with a bitter sharp flavor class.  It has a distinctive flavor all its own.  The fruit is medium sized, ro


Lady Decorative Hard Cidre Apple

Lady Decorative Hard Cidre Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Lady'

Lady Apple is a very unique apple.  The fruit looks miniature with a glossy red cheek on a creamy yellow smooth skin.  It has crisp, juicy, highly aromatic flesh that should not be peeled as much of the frgrance is in the skin.  It


Maiden Blush Apple

Maiden Blush Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Maiden Blush'

Maiden Blush is a fine heirloom summer apple that produces regular crops of flattish round yellow apples with a beautiful crimson blush.  The skins are tough, smooth and waxy and the flesh is crisp, juicy and creamy yellow.  It is great


McIntosh- Red McIntosh Apple

McIntosh- Red McIntosh Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'McIntosh'
Grandpa's Choice™ Red McIntosh is one of the all-time favorites for some people. Red McIntosh is an early season apple with very aromatic, flavorful, white, juicy flesh. It is somewhat firm, but only will keep for shorter periods during

Michelin Bitter-Sweet Hard Cidre Apple

Michelin Bitter-Sweet Hard Cidre Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Michelin'

Michelin is an old English cider variety that has been found to be great for cider blending.  It has a bittersweet flavor.  The fruits are medium sized, round and yellowish.  The tree is an upright, somewhat spurry grower.  It


Noels des Champs Bitter-Sweet Hard Cidre Apple

Noels des Champs Bitter-Sweet Hard Cidre Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Noel des Champs'

Noel des Champs is a hard cidre variety with a bittersweet character.  The tree is hardy, vigorous, precocious and productive.  It is a late bloomer and ripens in late mid-season, September to October.  It appears to be quite diseas


Old Nonpariel Apple

Old Nonpariel Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Old Nonpariel'

Old Nonpareil is a good cider apple with excellent flavor.  The apple is small and oblate, with greenish-yellow skin and an orangish blush.  Often it has some streaky russeting.  It ripens late in the season in October.

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Roxbury Russet Apple

Roxbury Russet Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Roxbury Russet'

Roxbury Russet is a grand old all purpose apple that makes excellent cider also.  The fruit is large, greenish and covered with a light bronzy russet.  The flesh is firm, tender and yellow-white.  It is very sugary and well known fo


Smokehouse Apple

Smokehouse Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Smokehouse'

Smokehouse is a rather flattish, red-striped, yellow apple with tender, firm, yellowish, very juicy flesh.  It has a flavor like fresh cider.  Itr is very good for cooking, baking, and eating.  It is a long-term keeping lasting into


Sweet Coppin Sweet Cidre Apple

Sweet Coppin Sweet Cidre Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Sweet Coppin'

Sweet Coppin is predominantly known for is good sweet cider characteristics, but it can also be eaten fresh.  Th emedium large apples are yellow, but somewhat soft fleshed.  They are low in tannin and acid content.  It makes a good


Tolman Sweet Apple

Tolman Sweet Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Tolman Sweet'

Tolman Sweet has always been a highly prized apple for baking, stewing and cider.  The fruit is medium large, round, with a pale yellow skin that may show some blushing and russeting.  Often there is a distinct suture line running from t


Tramlett's Bitter-Sweet Cidre Apple

Tramlett's Bitter-Sweet Cidre Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Tramlett's Bitter'

Tremlett's Bitter is a classic, bitter-sweet hard cider variety.  The medium sized fruit is firm and the juice is bittersweet.  Great for blending.  It blooms very early and requires another early pollinator.  Ripens over a two


Wagener Apple

Wagener Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Wagener'

Wagener is a medium to large size, distinctly knobby, irregular five sided flat fruit.  It has thin, glassy smooth skin which is light yellow with pale red striping and mottling.  The flesh is tender, crisp, firm, fine grained and has a


Winesap (Original heirloom strain) Apple

Winesap (Original heirloom strain) Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Winesap-original'

Winesap is a favorite apple in the South where it is well known for it long keeping characteristics.  It is only a medium sized dark red fruit.  The flesh is very crisp, juicy, yellow with a spicy, wine-like flavor and aroma.  It ca


Winesap Red Apple

Winesap Red Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Winesap - Red'
Grandpa's Choice™ Red Winesap is an old-time favorite in many places. It is a medium size, dark red apple that is great for cooking and cider because of its aromatic fragrance and rich, spicy flavor. Must have been called winesap for a r

Winter Banana Apple

Winter Banana Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Winter Banana'

Winter Banana is one of the most beautiful apples in appearnace. It is a large apple with strickingly beautiful pale yellow, waxy skin usually blushed with a delicate rosy pink. Flesh is moderately firm, slightly coarse, crips, tan