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Apples

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We specialize in the production of hardy apple trees.  Apples are created by grafting a bud of the cultivar desired onto a rootstock. 

The cultivar produces the fruit you want, while the rootstock influences tree size, productivity, precocity and hardiness.

We use Russian seedlings of ‘Antonovka’ and ‘Beautiful Arcade’ to produce full sized trees (actually 65% of standard). 

We use ‘Geneva G890’ and ‘Geneva 935’ to produce semi-dwarf trees (40-50% of standard) and ‘Budagovsky 9’ and ‘Geneva 41’

to produce dwarf trees (35-40% of standard).  After each description you will see the abbreviations S, SD and D to indicate on which

rootstocks the cultivar is available. We advise staking all trees for the first season.  Dwarf trees are best grown on a form of support

throughout their lives.  

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MAIL ORDER APPLES

Please note that we can ship 1yr bare root apples for normal mail order rates, however each shipment charge will cover a maximum of 4 apples (what will fit in a box), so for example if you ordered anywhere from 5 to 8 apples, you would pay for 2 shipments, from 9-12 you would pay for 3 shipments, etc. However, these will be shipped at the same time.

If the trees are longer than the box we will prune the tips to fit.

Prices

Size Bare Root Potted
1yr $29 $39
2yr $49 $59
3yr $69 $79

SEE ORDERING/SHIPPING NOTES

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DISEASE RESISTANT VARIETIES

These apples are resistant to a wide range of diseases including apple scab and mildew.

They represent a new generation of healthy apples that are perfect for the home gardener.

These have superior flavor and are reliably heavy producers.

Enterprise

Excellent fruit quality combined with disease resistance.

Can be stored for up to 6 months at 1º Celsius.

Late season (1yr, 2yr) (SD)

Freedom

Zone 4

A large red apple from Geneva, NY. Used for both fresh eating and cooking.

Crisp, sub-acid flavor. Vigorous tree.

Late season (1yr, 2yr) (S, SD)

Liberty

Zone 4

Superlative variety resistant to a host of diseases.

It has 'Macoun' as a parent and has that apple outstanding flavor-crisp,

aromatic and juicy. The conical red fruit is among the very best. Late season

(1yr, 2yr) (S, SD, D)

Novamac

Zone 4

Exceptionally high quality apple from Kentville, NS.

A beautiful round red apple nearly identical to 'McIntosh' but slightly sweeter

and more aromatic. The tree is annual and very productive. Superb! Mid-late

season (1 yr, 2yr) (S, SD, D)

Redfree

Zone 4

One of the very finest early apples, keeping crisp for some time.

Flesh melts in the mouth and has fantastic flavor.

Early season (1yr, 2yr) (S, D)

William's Pride

Zone 4

One of the best new early varieties. Excellent flavour.

Darkest red colour. Bears fruit annually.

Early season (1yr, 2yr) (S, SD)

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HISTORICAL VARIETIES

These varieties are rarely found today in the trade. They have been passed down for generations and deserve to be preserved,

as their colors, textures and flavors add spice to the lives of apple lovers everywhere.

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Alexander

Zone 3

Older Russian variety used in many historical orchards.

Fruit is very large and conical with firm flesh. Used mostly for baking.

Mid-season (1yr) (S, SD)

Bethel

Zone 4

Related to the 'Blue Pearmain' types.

Round to conic with deep purple-carmine skin. Crisp, sub-acid.

Late season (1yr) (S, SD)

Cox's Orange Pippin

Zone 4b

Superb old variety from England. Round small fruit is orangey-red.

Flesh is crisp and aromatic.

Late season. (1yr) (SD)

Duchess of Oldenburg

Zone 3

Introduced from Europe in 1830s. Very hardy tree produces red fruit that is

tender and aromatic.

Early season (1yr) (S, SD)

Fameuse (Snow Apple)

Zone 3

Very old French, or Canadian, apple with deep red skin and white flesh with

pink veining. Probably the mother of 'McIntosh'.

Mid-late season (1yr) (S, SD)

Golden Russet

Zone 4

Leather-colored russet skin covers a spicy, aromatic, fine grained flesh.

Dessert or cider.

Late season (1yr, 2yr, 3yr) (S, SD)

Lodi

Zone 3b

This is a ‘Yellow Transparent’ cross that has many of its qualities but bears

annually. Still one of the most popular early apples. Excellent for sauce.

Early season. (1yr) (S/D)

McIntosh (1st Generation)

Zone 4

Famous 18th century Ontario apple is red skinned, juicy and a perfect tart-

sweet blend. From a tree grafted from the original tree. Keeps well. Dessert or

juice.

Mid-late season. (1yr, 2yr) (S, SD)

Milwaukee

Zone 3

Considered by many to be the best pie apple. The brisk acid fruit keeps very

well.

Late season (1yr, 2yr) (S)

New Brunswick

Zone 3

Developed by F.P. Sharp in Woodstock, NB. Probably a seedling of 'Duchess'.

Small tree noted for its aromatic fruit.

Early season (1yr) (S, SD, D)

Pomme Gris

Zone 4a

Very old russeted apple with a superb flavour, now very rare.

Thomas Jefferson's favourite.

Late season. (1yr) (S, D)

Pumpkin Sweet

Zone 4

Large pumpkin-shaped fruits are yellow-green.

This was treasured as the finest baking apple.

Late season (1yr, 2yr) (S, SD)

Red Astrachan

Zone 3

Old Swedish apple with fine crisp aromatic flesh and red skin.

Once in every old orchard.

Early season. (1yr) (S, D)

Rhode Island Greening

The most famous cooking apple in 18th and 19th century North America.

Its sprightly fruit produces superb pies.

Late season. (1yr, 2 yr) (S)

Roxbury Russet

The first named cultivar in America. Found in the 1600s.

Large russeted apple with excellent texture and flavour. Very disease resistant

(1yr) (SD)

Sandow

Zone 4

Northern Spy cross. Excellent for baking and uniquely flavoured dessert. Very disease resistant.

Late season. (1yr) (S, SD)

Seek No Further

Another very early cultivar found in the 1600s.

Very tasty apple that is the most disease resistant to insect damage we have ever seen. 

Late season. (1yr, 2yr) (SD)

Wealthy

Zone 3

Originated in Minnesota in 1860.

Hardy, adaptable tree with red fruits having a fine, crisp, tender and aromatic

flesh. Scab resistant. (1yr) (S)

Wolf River

Zone 3

Once a popular baking apple due to its immense size. Tree is hardy and

healthy.

Late season. (1yr, 2yr) (S, SD, D)

Yellow Transparent (August Apple)

Zone 3

Imported from Russia in 1870. Clear yellow apple immensely popular for

sauce. Tree is small, very hardy and healthy with some scab resistance.

Early Season (1yr, 2yr) (S, SD)

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Popular Cultivars/ Recent Introductions

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Bramley

Zone 4

Famous English cooking apple noted for its large size and irregular round,

flattened fruit. Those who know it love it!

Late season (1yr, 2yr) (S)

Cortland

Zone 4

A freshly picked cortland takes a second place to no apple.

Used for both dessert and cooking as it does not readily brown when cut.

Late Season (1yr) (S, SD, D)

Frostbite

Zone 3

Known formerly as 'Minnesota 447' this small humble looking apples has

an intense flavour unlike any other, with hints of sugar cane and nuts.

Grandparent of 'Honeycrisp'.

Mid-late season (1yr) (S)

Greensleeves

Zone 4

An English variety that we love. Green fruit turns yellow at maturity.

Superb flavour and disease resistance. Should be in every orchard.

Late season. (1yr, 2yr) (S, SD, D)

Honeycrisp

Zone 3

Hardy new apple from Minnesota that is taking the apple world by storm.

Under good storage conditions it keeps till spring with the same crispness.

Mid Season. (1yr, 2yr) (S, SD, D)                                                                     

Honeygold

Zone 3b

A hardy Golden Delicious cross that resembles its parent.

Late season. (1yr) (S)

Macoun

Zone 4b

Superb quality mid-season apple. (1yr) (S)

Spartan

Zone 3b

Much loved deep red apple with unique aromatic flesh. Tree is healthy and

scab resistant.

Late season (1yr, 2yr) (S, SD)

State Fair

Zone 3

A Minnesota apple with extreme hardiness and great flavour.

Mid-season. (1yr) (SD)

Sweet Sixteen

Zone 3  

A Minnesota bred apple that is crisp with a good tart-sweet balance. Extremely hardy tree

Mid season (1yr) (S)

Tangowine

A deep red disease resistant apple found in Havelock, New Brunswick by 

Charles Stultz.

Late season (1yr) (S, D)

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Cider Apples

Although any apple can produce a cider, the following are prized for their ability to make a first class hard (alcoholic) cider. 

These are not generally eating apples as many are bitter when eaten fresh. The goal is to have a perfect marriage of sweet,

tart and bitter. Please specify your root stock (Dwarf, Semi-Dwarf or Standard) when placing your order. If that rootstock is

not available we will substitute with another rootstock unless noted otherwise.

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BANANE AMÈRE

Zone 3

Hardy cultivar from Quebec, bittersweet with high tannins

(S)

BILODEAU

Zone 3

An early hardy cultivar from Quebec, high sugars, medium tannins

(S)

BULMER’S NORMAN

Zone 4

Famous old English mild bittersweet for first season cider, very vigorous

(S, SD, D)

DABINETT

Zone 4

Full bittersweet of vintage quality, found in 1850. 

(SD, D)

                                                            

DOUCE DE CHARLEVOIX

Zone 3

Early, mild bittersweet from Quebec, medium tannins, vigorous, scab resistant

(S, SD)

Golden Russet

Zone 4

Leather-colored russet skin covers a spicy, aromatic, fine grained flesh.

Dessert or cider.

Late season (1yr, 2yr, 3yr)

KINGSTON BLACK

Zone 4

Famous old English bittersharp, late season, can produce vintage cider in a

good site

(SD)

LIBERTY

Zone 3b

Late, disease free, gives great body to a cider, excellent for sweet cider

(S, SD, D)

MARECHAL

Zone 5? – Rich, juicy French bittersweet with good aroma, good vigor

(S, SD)

MUSCADET DE DIEPPE

Zone 4

Mid-season, hardy and popular early French cultivar with high tannins

(S, SD)

YARLINGTON MILL

Zone 4

English bittersweet considered by many to be the finest cider apple

(S, SD)

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Flowering Crabapple

No Mail Order

Bare root

Potted

1 year Whips

$29.00

$39.00

2 year Branched

$49.00

$59.00

3 year Heavy

$69.00

$79.00

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Dolgo

Zone 2

An exceptionally hardy and healthy tree that produces oblong fruits that are

yellow, gradually blushing and turning deep red at maturity. Superb for jelly

and pickled crabs as the fruits are naturally sweet. Good for eating as well

with a unique strawberry-pineapple flavor. (1yr, 2yr)

Hyslop

Excellent large crab with good sugars. One of the most disease resistant

Great for jelly or for pickled crabs. (1yr)

Liset

Zone 3

Red flowers show up well against burgundy foliage, a marked improvement

over 'Royalty'. Small tree with tiny burgundy fruit. SOLD OUT 2019

Louisa

Zone 4

A newer selection with very pendulous slender branches. Pink blossoms and

green foliage. SOLD OUT 2019

Makamik

Zone 2b

A very hardy and healthy tree that is covered by deep pink flowers in spring.

The fruits are small-medium in size and deepest red. (1yr, 2yr)

Red Jade

Zone 4

Like a green waterfall, this tree cascades downward and outward. In spring it 

is covered by white flowers and followed by very small bright red fruit that

birds love. (2yr)
                                                              

Royal Beauty

Zone 3

This tree is actually a prostrate tree. It is trained upward to create a graceful

weeping form. Spring blossoms are deep pink and followed by small, dark

burgundy fruit. (1yr)

Selkirk

Zone 2b

Our favorite flowering crab. It has masses of very showy purple-pink blooms

in spring followed by shiny small red fruits that hang on till winter when eaten

by birds. (1yr)