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Apple--- Heirloom Varieties

Many people are interested in heirloom apples.  Many of these have some degree of disease resistance, but most are known for their unique characteristics and history.  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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Arkansas Black Apple

Arkansas Black Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Arkansas Black'
Arkansas Black is a old-time heritage variety that has been a favorite in the south for years. It is very late maturing, along with Granny Smith and Braeburn. When mature it has very dark, almost black skin. The fruit has a distinctive tart flavor

Boskoop Apple

Boskoop Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Belle de Boskoop'

Boskoop has been a well known and favorite old all purpose apple in England for years.  It has large, greenish-yellow fruit with red blush.  It is crisp and tangy and highly aromatic.  Great for dessert, cooking and baking.  It


Cortland Apple

Cortland Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Red Cortland'
Cortland is an old-time heritage apple that Grandpa grew up with. Cortland is large, and round and similar in looks to McIntosh, but its flavor is very distinct. It is fiarly crisp and juicy, but is not a

Duchess Apple

Duchess Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Duchess'
Duchess is a very old heritage variety that is still a treat in the early summer. It is a good cooking apple, but just ordinary for fresh eating. Duchess is a medium to large, greenish yellow apple with bright red striping and splashes. It has rus

Fameuse Apple

Fameuse Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Fameuse'
Grandma's most wel remembered apple as a little girl was Fameuse or as it is commonly called, Snow Apple. It is a very old heritage variety known for its hardiness, good flavor and eating quality, and late summer, early fall ripening time. Th old-t

Granny Smith Apple

Granny Smith Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Granny Smith'
Grandpa's Choice™ Granny Smith is another of the most popular varieties that almost needs no description. Go into any produce deparatment and Grannies will be right next to Red and Golden Delicious. The popularity of Granny is that it

Grimes Golden Apple

Grimes Golden Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Grimes Golden'

Grimes Golden is an excellent, medium sized bright golden yellow apple with fine, crisp, yellow flesh.  It has an aromatic, spicy flavor that is distinctive.  It is good for all uses except for baking.  An excellent keeper into the


Jonathan- Red Jonathan Apple - SALE PRICED

Jonathan- Red Jonathan Apple - SALE PRICED

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

Lodi Apple

Lodi Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Lodi'
Lodi is an older variety that was introduced to replace Yellow Transparent, which it resembles somewhat in appearance and season. It is a good early season apple for pies and sauces, but as a dessert apple it tends to be very tart and has been known

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


Mother Apple

Mother Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Mother'

Mother is a rather large dessert apple that was once very popular.  It has a distinct, spicy, balsamic, sweet-acid, aromatic  flavor.  Its flesh is creamy yellow and juicy.  It ripens in mid-season, but doesn't store particular


Newtown Pippen

Newtown Pippen

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Newtown Pippen'
Newtown or Yellow Pippen is not the most beautiful apple in the world, but has a rich, juicy flaor with a piney tartness. It is medium to large and has excellent dessert quality. The fruit is green, breaking to light yellow when ripe. It ripens l

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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Red Delicious Apple

Red Delicious Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Red Delicious'
Grandpa's Choice™" Red Delicious is an all-time favorite with everyone and hardly needs a description. Red Delicious has been a staple variety in the produce department for years. Our regular Red Delicious is an older non-spur strain t

Red Delicious- Spur type

Red Delicious- Spur type

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Red Delicious- Spur type'
Granpa also offers Spur Red Delicious, which is a more compact strain of our regular Red Delicious. It is better for smaller spaces, being almost 2/3 the size of our non-spur strain. Blooms and harvests the same times. Flavor and quality is the same.

Red Rome Apple

Red Rome Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Red Rome'
Grandpa's Choice(TM)" Red Rome is an old time favorite for cooking, baking, cider and drying. Rome is a medium to large size apple, with all red skin, and very firm, hard, white flesh. It ripens late in the season. Its fresh flavor is appre

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


Stayman Apple

Stayman Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Stayman'
Red Stayman is a real old time variety that is still very popular in the south. It is a medium to large apple with a tart, rich, wine-like flavor. The fruit is a dull red, and the skin is often rather rough, not taking a real shine like most apples

Tomkins County King Apple

Tomkins County King Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Tomkins County King'

Tomkins County King is a very large apple that has proven good for all uses from dessert, pies, sauce, cider and drying.  The fruit is smooth, yellow with an orangish red, and some striping.  The flesh is yellow, tender and course, but h


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


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

Worcester Pearmain Apple

Worcester Pearmain Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Worcester Pearmain'

Worcester Pearmain is a medium to large sized apple with dark red skin stippled with white dots over a yellow background color.  The flesh is creamy white, subacid with good eating quality.  It ripens unevenly   in early Septem


Yellow Bellflower Apple

Yellow Bellflower Apple

Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Yellow Bellflower'

Yellow Bellflower is a fine winter dessert apple.  It is lemon-yellow with white russety dots and a slight pink blush.  The fruit is usually large, elongated and sometimes lopsided.  It can bruise easily.  The creamy flesh is c